Sunday, July 06, 2014

Census will now include same sex marriage—but how?

It's going to be tricky counting married same sex couples; just because they live together, they might not consider themselves "partners" or "married." Many same sex couples have no intention of getting married, even if they support the concept. Many have never insured their partner, put them in the will, their insurance, their mortgage or added the name to the bank account. This isn't societal prejudice; it's a lack of commitment, or a casual relationship of convenience for sex or rent, or concerns about costs if there were a breakup--just like other couples who have decided marriage is just a piece of paper.

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