If the rollout of marriage equality in other states, like Massachusetts, is any guide, lesbian and gay people who have obtained health and other benefits for their domestic partners will be required by both public and private employers to marry their partners in order to keep those rights. In other words, “winning” the right to marry may mean “losing” the rights we have now as domestic partners, as we’ll be folded into the all-or-nothing world of marriage.
This is so not true. Was a complete non-issue in Massachusetts. I didn’t hear of a single person losing their benefits in a mixed-gender domestic couple because of the lifting of the gay marriage ban. Our insurance company @ work never even said a word about it. Also, duh, you could write that into the law.
OK well i’d still like to have the same goddamn rights as everyone else, thanks.
I’d also still like Alex to have the same goddamn rights as everyone else, thanks. And every other gay friend, neighbor, relative, and perfect stranger I know and don’t know.
I agree. That’s what I’m saying. They’re trying to scare us - “oh, if we pass the law, your girlfriend/boyfriend that has insurance now will lose it, because then they’ll only insure the married.” It is a lie, designed to defeat the bill.