Are you two sitting next to each other discussing this? You know I'm on your side about it. You just have to get into the nitty gritty details.
Wiggly, I've asked you as to how it differs and you've still yet to answer!
we are not right next to each other she is at least 5 feet away and we have different computers. she is on a pc
sorry about the delay,
but look at all the stuff moon posted:
Spouse benefits from work:
companies that offer spouse benefit can and DO ignore and give gay couples second class citizenship.
Can not claim any benefits that require "marriage"
speaking of citizenship, you are not "married" so if you are applying to be a citizen you can not state that you are married to a citizen.
hospitals dont have to give you visitation rights, if you want to GUARANTEE them you have to fill out and file extra form with your doctor and the state
if anything should happen to either of us, there is no guarantee that the other would get the property/belongings things. i know that sounds minor, but the thought that distant relatives can come from the woodwork and try to take any inheritance. which sounds like a minor issue but it is not.
any medical service that i get, my wife will and does get tax as earned income, which does not happen with "marriages". this deals and addition and unneed financial burden.
at the time of civil union name changes can be done, but extra work is required.
in your place:
many companies will not allow the right to make choices in place of your gay spouse as they would straight married couples.