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Marriage Equality

Same-Sex, Different Rules



    Another Viewpoint: Marriage Equality

    Response to an NBC Bay Area Editorial (Published Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009)

    We all know that saying "I do" does not come with the same rights for all couples.

    And unfortunately for over 18,000 legally married same sex couples in California and 150,000 nationwide, this commitment comes at a high price. In this editorial, NBC Bay questions why married gay couples are expected to pay more for health care benefits than their heterosexual counterparts. We examine the "taxing" cost of being gay.
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    New York Times, The High Price of Being a Gay Couple
    October 3, 2009

    Human Rights Campaign, Taxation of Domestic Partner Benefits
    Advocate.Com, Will Pro-LGBT Changes Make Health Reform?
    by Kerry Eleveld, posted November 10, 2009

    The Huffington Post, The House Health Care Bill: Read It (includes summary of House Health Care Reform Bill H.R. 3962)
    by Ryan Grim, posted October 29, 2009
    House of Representative Health Care Reform Bill: H.R. 3962
    October 29, 2009
    Here's a link to the Senate Finance Committee Bill
    Rep. McDermott Praises Introduction of Comprehensive Health Care Reform Legislation (See Section 571)

    Marriage Equality

    [BAY] Marriage Equality
    We all know that saying "I do" does not come with the same rights for all couples.
    (Published Friday, Nov. 13, 2009)

    Here's how you can contact your legislator and voice your opinion