How LGBTQIA+ Laws Affect Your Home Ownership Rights - FAQ
When launching the nation’s first-ever LGBTQIA+ real estate client services division, we were committed to helping everyone celebrate their ‘Pride of Ownership.’ That’s why, on April 26, 2014, we hosted a panel discussion featuring notable subject matter experts and community leaders to discuss how Illinois’ new Marriage Equality laws would impact the homeownership rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Home purchase and ownership issues like home finance options, title transfer and tax implications were discussed.
Left to Right: 1.Brad Edwards, General Assignment Reporter for CBS 2 Chicago 2. Terry Cosgrove, Commissioner, Illinois Human Rights Commission 3. Byron Wardlaw, Assistant General Counsel, Illinois Human Rights Commission 4. Nicole Bashor, Equality Illinois Board Member & “Marriage Rights” Book Author; Vice President of the Gay and Lesbian Bar Association 5. Rick Garcia, Longtime LGBTQIA+ Community Activist 6. Jill Metz, Jill M. Metz & Associates, Attorneys at Law; President of the Board of Directors for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois 7. Vince Kueffner, President of Kueffner Group at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage; Professional Speaker and Trainer, Goal Setting and Personal Growth 8. Amie Klujian, Licensed Real Estate Broker; Executive Vice President, SwakeGroup at Dream Town Realty 9. Todd Szwajkowski, President of the Dream Town Realty LGBTQIA+ Client Services Division; Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker