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MAKE GAY MARRIAGE LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES! Please?

Asked by an anonymous Tumblr user.

Marriage laws vary from state to state and are not determined by the federal government.

The states and areas in the U.S. that perform marriages between same-sex couples are:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois (Champaign and Cook Counties only. Marriages becomes legal in the rest of the state on June 1, 2014.)
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington

If your state is not on this list, then a law would need to be passed to make same-sex marriage legal. You can contact your state legislators to make your opinions known.

Why is Christianity not the official state religion of the United States? It’s very sad!

Asked by Gabbi on Facebook.

The first amendment to the Constitution states that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Read the full first amendment.

You can also read more about why America’s Founding Fathers created this amendment.

How many boxes of Thin Mints does a guy have to buy for it to be a charitable donation and tax deductible, @USAgov?

Asked by @tomisnoyce on Twitter.

If you buy Girl Scout cookies to take home and eat, they aren’t tax deductible. You can read why on the Girl Scout website (scroll down to “Is my purchase of Girl Scout Cookies tax-deductible?”).

PIS THERE ANY WAY TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT TAKEN FROM SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK FOR MEDICARE??

Asked by an anonymous Tumblr user.

Most people pay $104.90 each month for Medicare Part B and don’t pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part A. Learn more about 2014 Medicare costs.

There are a number of programs available to help lower your Medicare costs.

To talk with someone about your specific situation, please call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit Medicare.gov and select your state under “Find someone to talk to.”

I would like information about apartments for seniors

Asked by an anonymous Tumblr user.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has information and programs to help seniors find an apartment.

If you have questions about your specific situation, you can talk with a HUD-approved housing counselor.