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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 01:21 AM
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97. Diclotican
I am a straight married man, and as such I can legally sign my wife as the benefactor on my life insurance policies and carry her on my medical insurance policies. If I were in the hospital, she could legally make medical decisions on my behalf, and could overrule my families decisions (of course, she never would have to- my family knows my feelings on life support). We were able to legally sign our mortgage together. Since the house is in our name, if I die she does not have to pay an inheritance tax. Then there is the income tax benefit we receive as a married couple. The problem in this country is that in most places gay couples cannot share just these few benefits me and my wife do, and that is wrong. There are others that can elaborate on more subjects, but this is just a few that popped into my head.
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