Last edited by scourge99; 11-04-09 at 10:32 PM.
If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
I think I've posted this before...
Somewhere along the line did you see "fatherless" statistics taken from children of single mothers and get it mixed up in your head that a single parent home could somehow translate over to a two parent same sex couple home?
Last edited by CriticalThought; 11-04-09 at 10:37 PM.
Yup, same-sex couples can raise children just fine...as can related couples and underage siblings.
joint foster care, custody, and visitation (including non-biological parents)
status as next-of-kin for hospital visits and medical decisions where one partner is too ill to be competent
joint insurance policies for home, auto and health
dissolution and divorce protections such as community property and child support
immigration and residency for partners from other countries
inheritance automatically in the absence of a will
joint leases with automatic renewal rights in the event one partner dies or leaves the house or apartment
inheritance of jointly-owned real and personal property through the right of survivorship (which avoids the time and expense and taxes in probate)
benefits such as annuities, pension plans, Social Security, and Medicare
spousal exemptions to property tax increases upon the death of one partner who is a co-owner of the home
veterans' discounts on medical care, education, and home loans
joint filing of tax returns
joint filing of customs claims when traveling
wrongful death benefits for a surviving partner and children
bereavement or sick leave to care for a partner or child
decision-making power with respect to whether a deceased partner will be cremated or not and where to bury him or her
crime victims' recovery benefits
loss of consortium tort benefits
domestic violence protection orders
judicial protections and evidentiary immunity
There are around 1,100 priviledges granted by the federal government to those that are married.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
If someone pays their taxes and obeys the laws, why should they be considered different. First one to answer correctly wins 10 internets.
In each of those 3 examples, a tax-payer is getting something other tax payers can not.
Yet they are all equal non-the-less.