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LGBT Issues and Aging

Where AARP Stands on the Issues

As an association, AARP is inclusive in its policies, programs and advocacy positions. In the guiding words of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, "What we do, we do for all." Below are excerpts from the AARP Policy Book on issues relevant to older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans:

Taxes
Federal and state estate and inheritance taxes should affect only the largest transfers, and surviving spouses, domestic partners, and family farms and businesses should be protected from excessive burdens. Heirs should have some protection against the need to liquidate assets to pay taxes.

Employment
Freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right. All workers — regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identify/expression, religion, or national origin — deserve to be protected from arbitrary discrimination in all aspects of employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion, termination and training.

Long-term care
Antidiscrimination laws should be amended to include sexual orientation and ensure the right of same-sex couples to be housed together in assisted-living facilities, nursing homes and other LTSS (long term services and support) settings.

Retirement income
AARP supports programs and policies that permit people in kinship care situations and others with an insurable interest in a pensioner to share in or receive survivor benefits from private pensions.

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