Friday, April 11, 2008

We Constantly Are Getting Screwed by "The Man" Whether We Like It or Not

Gay Couples Face Extra Financial Challenges
April 08, 2008 02:21 PM ET Kimberly Palmer

It may pay to get married, but not everyone has that option. The Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights organization for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered, launched a campaign this week to bring attention to the financial challenges that same-sex couples are forced to deal with. The group points out that gay and lesbian couples lack the protection and benefits conferred by over 1,000 different federal provisions.

Among the disadvantages that gay couples face compared with legally married ones:
Unmarried couples often cannot include each other on employer-based health plans without paying tax penalties.

They often lack job protection when taking time off to care for their partner.
They can not give Social Security survivor benefits to their partner.
The campaign offers more information and tips for dealing with such challenges.

Yep as April 15th approaches, the hard, fast truth prevails. We pay far more taxes if we are a unmarried couple than our straight married couple counterparts do. It ain't fair, and it sucks.


Lewis said...

So, you mean it doesn't suck in a good way...right?

Mick said...

It happens all over the world,
i live in the UK and we get the same.
But i would say that it's more to do with being single and having no kids rather than being gay.

I know single straight men who feel just as pissed off

Sh@ney said...

I did a Utube video this week, it was my litle pride message and it pretty much covers the issue we have with equality. I am growing tired of the political/public view on the rights of gay men & women.

What is funny, that many of these pricks are going to wake up one morning to the news that utters from their childs lips "Mum, Dad I am Gay"

What is a shame, that it takes one of their own to be gay to make them see we are no different and deserve the same rights!!!