Friday, July 11, 2003

thoughts about gay marriage 

While Boston.com hasn't said a word about the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court coming back with a ruling in the gay marriage case today, the topic is still fresh in my mind from Heil Lun's post yesterday. While I agree that gay marriage will not be the end of the world as we know it, i'm wondering what kind of impact any gay marriage ruling may have on the health care industry. Gay marriage will not dilute the sanctity of marriage amongst heterosexuals, I wonder if marriage might be a tool for homosexuals to obtain health insurace through a partner?

Not being married I have no idea what kind of hoops you need to jump through to prove your marriage to a potential insurer. Yet, while the opportunity for exploitation exists, I don't see why the desire to enter into faux-marriages for health insurance purposes would be greater amongst homosexuals than heterosexuals. It really is a "wait and see" issue, the exact kind of thing that drives conservatives nuts.
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