I have been living as an openly gay man for 30 years and am partnered to a very loving, committed, connected man. The primary reason I hear from my community in support of gay marriage is that by not being allowed to marry, we are not afforded the same perquisites as our legally-married counterparts, such as tax breaks and health care benefits. Until these financial perqs are decoupled from marital status, however, non-married people of any sexual orientation will continue to be second-class citizens. I think anyone should be allowed to be married if they want to be married.Read more »
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