union, and domestic partnership is different.
That would be North Carolina, the state that voted in a total ban on same-sex marriage, civil
unions and domestic partnership one day before Obama's historic statement.
In Hollywood, Silicon Valley and many major cities, it's easy to get ahead of the reality of where the public is in its own evolution, made entirely clear by the sobering North Carolina vote where a ban on same-sex marriage, civil
unions and domestic partnerships passed by a whopping margin.
By reviewing the events of the last 5 years, at the beginning of 2012, you can consider whether your personal circumstances have changed - due to separation, divorce, marriage, civil
partnership, birth, adoption or death.
Even in states that recognize same-sex marriage, civil
unions or domestic partners, and have state tax equity on benefits, federal taxes have to be paid.
As of press time, California, Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin are expected to recognize the union as either a marriage, civil
union, or all-but-marriage civil partnership, which may afford a different status.