Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2 Billion Lost

Just received the link to this video (again, sorry to ask you to cut and paste, but blogging from home with the snow):


2 BILLION in social security benefits lost because same sex couples cannot be married in the eyes of the federal government. Of the almost 1,400 rights of marriage, approximately 1,100 rights come from the federal government, including laws pertaining to immigration, social security, inheritance tax, etc. Because same sex couples are not able to marry at the federal level (with the Defense of Marriage Act still in place), we are not eligible for any of these rights, benefits, or responsibilities. For more information on the specifics of the rights at the state and federal level that come with marriage, see:


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