Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Via JMG - this man, like thousands of others, was denied Social Security benefits upon the death of his partner of 32 years. Those benefits would have been granted to any straight spouse that had been married ten minutes. Even if it was ten minutes into a fifth marriage to someone they barely knew after having serial affairs that ended the first four marriages. It doesn't matter - they would just have to be straight.
In my opinion, equal rights for our LGBT brothers and sisters is the most urgent current civil rights issue.