After the US State Department decided to extend (some) federal benefits to gay and lesbian partners, straight workers have come forward asking for the same. The State Department is resisting because extending benefits to more than spouses is expensive for the government, or any employer for that matter. Now, one straight employee is suing.
Should straight couples have to get married to get access to spousal benefits? Even if it's expensive, would it make more sense to let everyone choose one person to extend benefits to, regardless of what type of relationship they have?
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