I am going to continue to push the issue of marriage equality until it happens! As most of you know by now, committed LGBT couples are denied over 1,000 benefits accorded to our heterosexual brothers and sisters. Even simple little benefits such as hospital visitation, insurance, and right of survivorship. Right of survivorship is an extra filing fee that LGBT couples have to pay that states property owned by the couple will go to the survivor, should one of the partners die. Heterosexual couples do not have to pay this additional fee, it is automatic. Other benefits we are denied include social security and retirement.
My husband and I have been together now for 12 years, longer than any of the marriages of Britney Spears has had. Is my marriage really that threatening that heterosexual can justify their bigotry and discrimination on a matter of civil rights? Click here to see this brief article regarding marriage equality.