Love in My Family

Equality

Folks, this has nothing to do with infertility, and everything to do with gay rights. If that’s not your cup of tea, please close your browser* and move on.

Today, the US Supreme Court heard arguments for and against gay marriage. Specifically, the arguments over Prop 8 in California. Tomorrow, the Justices will hear arguments on DOMA.

The outcome of these cases will have a direct and meaningful impact on my life. I’m incredibly lucky to live in an area where I am legally married to my wife (at the state level), but no matter where you live in the US there is no federal recognition. That means that all of the legal benefits of being married – think taxes, inheritance, hospital visitation, social security, health care, etc. etc. – are not extended to me and my wife. There are some state benefits, but the bulk of them are at the federal level. My wife and I had to pay a lawyer to draw up legal documents expressing our will to make health care decisions on each others behalf; we had to file 2 version of taxes this year – one as a married couple for the state and one as single individuals for the feds; we pay extra taxes so I can be on Tammy’s health care, and on and on and on.

I have no idea how the Supreme Court will rule, but I’m incredibly nervous. If you’re the praying type, send some of those to the Supreme Court, that they might rule in favor of love and equality under the law. If you’re more of a “good vibe” person, ditto. If you’re pissed off at the world (ahh, people after my own heart), please direct your ire at the idiots who will almost certainly vote against love and justice. Those assholes.

Thanks! Now back to blathering on about the state of my uterus.

*Also, go fuck yourself. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

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5 thoughts on “Love in My Family

  1. I feel terribly lucky to live in the UK, where DW and I are afforded the same rights as a heterosexual couple. It’s so sad when a country as modern as the US is so backwards when it comes to human rights.

  2. Hubby and I are both wearing red today. This is way more than gay rights…it’s a human right. It’s common sense. I don’t understand how this could possibly be considered consititutional to withold a right from 2 consenting adults. And as for the sanctity of marriage thing…Brittany Spears being married for 55 hours or any of those other celeb messes getting quick annulment does way more to mock my my marriage than 2 people who love each other but happen to be the same sex getting married. Praying, sending vibes, and getting pissed off! This is definitely a topic that gets by blood pumping.

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