Nathan Cesal July 30, at 3:
August 6, by terrance I posed this question in the comments on another postbut it occurred to me that it might be interesting to lift the discussion out of the comments and open it up to everyone who reads here. What rights and protections do you think same-sex couples should have? Were it in your power, which would you grant them?
Which would you withhold? List them by category. Or are there equivalent needs in same-sex couples as in heterosexual couples? I thought it would be interesting to hear what everyone had to say in answer to those questions. Hospital Visitation Rights — Married couples have the automatic right to visit each other in the hospital and make medical decisions.
Same sex couples can be denied the right to visit a sick or injured partner in the hospital. Health insurance — Same-sex couples have no automatic right to visit one another in the hospital or make medical decisions for one another.
Spousal Privilege — Same-sex couples have no right to refuse to testify against one another. So everything you say, write, email, fax, etc. Inheritance rights — Same-sex couples have no automatic rights to inheritance in the absence of a will.
Family leave — Same-sex couples have no legally protected right to unpaid leave to care for an ill spouse. Pensions — Most pension plans only pay survivor benefits to a legal spouse. Same-sex partners get no pension support for surviving partners.
Nursing homes — Same-sex couples have no legal right to live together in a nursing home and spend their final years together. Retirement savings — Married people can roll over a deceased spouses k into an IRA without paying taxes.
Same-sex partners must withdraw everything, pay income taxes on it, and lose the tax deferral benefits. Taxes — Marries spouses may inherit unlimited property from a deceased spouse, tax free.
Same-sex partners pay taxes on any amount over set state and federal limits. It will take longer to detail what all of those are, and just how they might or might not apply to same sex couples. There was the friend I wrote about recently who was turned away from from the emergency room, where his partner had been taken after suddenly collapsing at work, and told he could not be given any information because he was not next of kin.A lot of couples I see in my office lately eventually end up sharing that they’re not having sex.
Lately, I’m seeing a lot of angry, shut down men. i agree with u %. me and a friend of mine were actually talking about this earlier today.
OWs have become more than what they are the OTHER WOMAN! which means in essence they are extra, the other, not the main. nowadays the OW is wanting wifey privileges and thats not the case. The council may therefore be regarded as a great summary of the pontiff’s work and also as his greatest initiative and a religious outcome to the council.
Hi, Let me tell you something, Just leave it and go, do not ask anymore questions and put the girl in more trouble. I found my ex-wife has a relation with someone after our marriage, I trusted her and sent her to work in south Africa, while i was in the US.
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This decision essentially ends the debate over whether same-sex marriage is legal or constitutionally required. It also marks the endpoint of the following year trajectory in which the Court gradually expanded the scope of rights for America's LGBTQ+ community.