As Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal, Some Choices May Be Lost – NYTimes.com

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As Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal, Some Choices May Be Lost – NYTimes.com.

“Corning, I.B.M. and Raytheon all provide domestic partner benefits to employees with same-sex partners in states where they cannot marry. But now that they can legally wed in New York, five other states and the District of Columbia, they will be required to do so if they want their partner to be covered for a routine checkup or a root canal.

On the surface, this appears to put the couples on an even footing with heterosexual married couples. After all, this is precisely what they have been fighting for: being treated as a spouse. But some gay and lesbian advocates are arguing that the change may have come too soon: some couples may face complications, since their unions are not recognized by the federal government.”

 

I guess this story (cautiously titled, I noticed….) reminds me of the old adage, Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.

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2 thoughts on “As Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal, Some Choices May Be Lost – NYTimes.com

    Laura Billington said:
    July 9, 2011 at 10:23

    Gay couples say they intend to stay together and share a home and life. So the feds don’t recognize their union, so what? How is getting married going to cost them anything? How does being married but not being recognized by the feds as such make life more complicated than it was when they were single?

    Lacy de la Garza responded:
    July 9, 2011 at 14:18

    I don’t understand it either.

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