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Friday, June 26, 2015

Gay Marriage

Today from the Supreme Court of The United States. I have no words to express my feelings but plenty of tears. "In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were," Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the opinion of the court. "It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. ... Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

The tears are double sided. Being able to get married but choosing not to is so much more wonderful than not being able to get married and wishing you could. I do not mean to diminish the importance of this historic decision by the Supreme Court but for Gregory and me to get married would mean financial disaster for us due to his being ineligible for Medicaid until all of our hard earned and invested monies were depleted.

Bluntly, the poor are taken care of by the state or die, the very wealthy never have had to worry about health care, the middle class takes care of itself until bankrupted. 

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