2:30 p.m. “Planning for the Future”: After the orange blossoms have faded and the wedding presents have been opened the business of normal life returns. As individuals or couples, we have to think about planning for the future and taking care of loved ones. Bringing in a charitable giving vehicle into the planning can add so much more to personal goals for financial, tax and transferring wealth. This session will talk about the simple ways we can generate an income stream for today, generate a current income tax deduction, plan for our partners and spouses, while taking care of the organizations that keep the LGBTQ community safe and strong.
Presented by Christopher L. Kelly, vice president/senior philanthropic advisor, Comerica Charitable Services Group in the Huron Room
3:30 p.m. “When will it be legal in Michigan?”: Jay Kaplan will present the overall progress that has been made toward marriage equality through litigation and legislation, and what would have to happen in Michigan in order to achieve marriage equality. Attendees will also learn how they can get involved in efforts to move Michigan toward a more equal society.
Presented by Jay Kaplan, staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union GLBT Legal Project