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Married lesbian couple denied name change by Ga. DMV

A lesbian couple married in Massachusetts, who reside in Metro Atlanta, were recently victimized by a mix of double standards and homophobia from the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles.

Married last July, the couple decided to have their names changed on their driver's licenses. Shakira Tucker,24, approached a local DMV office in August with marriage certificate in hand and  had no issue with DMV authorities when she indicated she wanted the last name on her driver's license changed to McCollum-Tucker, in recognition of her marriage to her wife Danielle McCollum, also 24.

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IRS: All married same-sex couples will be recognized for taxes

All legally married same-sex couples, including those in states like Georgia that refuse to recognized their marriages, will be treated as married for federal taxes, the IRS announced today.

The ruling, which comes after the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 decision striking down key parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, covers such areas as federal income tax, gift tax and estate tax.

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Atlanta gay couple makes Ebony’s ‘coolest black family’ list


Atlanta's own Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III and his husband Rashad Burgess, along with their newly adopted daughter Caylee LaTanya Burgess-Allen, come in at No. 10  of Ebony magazine's Coolest Black Family in America list.

Allen and Burgess were featured in the GA Voice in February along with several other couples giving tips on what works, and what doesn't, in a relationship.

The two married on a beach in South Carolina in 2002 and then for their seventh anniversary, decided to get married where it is legal and traveled to Washington, D.C.