So, I’m on the phone with my mother and I mention that Cheryl needs to pick up one of her prescriptions that costs $50.00. My mom says why does it cost so much and I explain that Cheryl’s insurance doesn’t cover this particular drug at which point my mother says, “Why isn’t she on your insurance?” This I find humorous because my mother wrongly assumes since I make more money and work for a larger company that I have better insurance, which is not the case.
So, I explain to my mom that my company doesn’t offer domestic partner benefits — and she asks me why not — and even if it did, we wouldn’t use them. Which leads me to the reason for this column.
My mom goes back and forth on gay marriage. On one hand, she doesn’t understand why gay people would want to get married. Afterall, if straight people can’t get marriage right (i.e., the 50% divorce rate), what makes gay people think they can? Then, she thinks that there isn’t any benefit to gay marriage. In her mind, if Cheryl and I separate, everything’s much easier because one of us can just move out. But, it isn’t easier and thanks to that stupid amendment, a court wouldn’t hear our case against one another.
It is with my mother in mind that I write this column.
These are just three main reasons why gay people want the right to marry. There are hundreds more and I’m sure I’ll write about them from time to time. God Bless
These are just three main reasons why gay people want the right to marry. There are hundreds more and I’m sure I’ll write about them from time to time.