Suze Orman has some very direct advice for gay couples considering marriage: Do it now.
"Don't take (the right to be married) for granted, because this administration could absolutely take it away," she says. "If I were you, I would do it now, rather than wait."
Orman, who married partner Kathy Travis in 2010, also stresses the financial benefits — approximately 1,100 of them, she says — of tying the knot.
"You have to be crazy if you are in a relationship where you feel like you are already married to not legally be married," Orman told USA TODAY in a recent interview.
The tax, health care, retirement and other benefits "go on and on," Orman says. "'M' doesn't just stand for marriage, it also stands for 'money.'"
As part of our Pride Month coverage, USA TODAY reached out to Orman, an outspoken financial adviser, author and TV personality, to get her feedback on LGBT finances. Our questions and her insights (edited for clarity and length) are below.