Sexagenarian Pennsylvania Man Adopts Septuagenarian Gay Partner to Avoid Inheritance Tax

Death to the death tax!


John met Gregory at a gay bar in Pittsburgh nearly 45 years ago and immediately fell in love. Today, the couple has weathered the early days of the gay rights movement, the death of friends in the AIDS crisis and constitutional laws in their home state of Pennsylvania that have prevented them from marrying.

Now, as lifelong partners facing the financial and emotional insecurities of old age, they have legally changed their relationship and are father and son—John, 65, has adopted Gregory, 73.