The New York Times offers a perspective that isn’t always in the forefront in the discussion of marriage equality. Finances.
The times created a hypothetical gay couple and put them in a situation that would be equivalent to that of a straight couple. The couple had two children and lived in one of the states with the highest estimated gay population. The Times covers the costs of health care, taxes, having a child, legal documentation, and financial planning. On almost all metrics, the gay couple’s lifetime spend is greater than that of their straight counterparts.
Read the article published earlier this month here.
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