Written by Instinct Staff | Thursday, 21 January 2010
The next time you're asked why marriage equality is important to you, simply say "$9,960." Number crunchers have averaged out how much costlier a union is for a gay couple compared with heterosexuals to arrive at that figure.
From the Chicago Tribune:
"Gay couples have to go to an attorney, have a will drawn up, get durable powers of attorney. Not only is it a financial expense, but many of those things can be challenged by people's biological families," said Rick Garcia, political director for the gay and lesbian rights group Equality Illinois. "A heterosexual couple that barely knows each other can walk into the county clerk's office, get a license, get married by an administrative law judge, and all their rights and all their protections...FULL STORY