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Annette and Cheryl

"We are recognized and respected as a couple by our friends, families, and pretty much by our employers after all of this time. But in Missouri especially under tax codes we are penalized (discriminated against) because we are not married."

Annette and Cheryl have been together for 26 years. "We are recognized and respected as a couple by our friends, families, and pretty much by our employers after all of this time. But in Missouri especially under tax codes we are penalized (discriminated against) because we are not married. An example, we are taxed on domestic partner benefits and have had to hire experts to develop various advance directives, wills, etc. to help protect our union in light of our inability to take advantage of the efficiencies of marriage laws."

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