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How the CA Gay Marriage Ruling Affects Benefits and Taxes

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How the CA Gay Marriage Ruling Affects Benefits and Taxes Some of the biggest domestic news last week was the announcement that California's Supreme Court overturned the ban on gay marriage. The ruling means that same-sex couples will be able to obtain California marriage licenses and will be treated with the same state rights as heterosexual couples. In terms of benefits and taxes, not much will technically change from the existing CA domestic partnership law, but the language of marriage is important because it will make it easier for employers and health insurers to comply with the existing law.

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bluemango bluemango 9 years
So right undave marriage is between a man and a woman. I am all for gays having the same rights, they should! Laws should be changed for unions so WHAT if its a whole lot of laws...its worth it isn't it?
stephley stephley 9 years
Ensuring everyone is treated equally under the law is the government's job. Keeping your marriage sacred is your job.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
So change them. Keep marriage sacred.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
You'd have to change all the laws...Federal and state. That is a whole lotta laws!
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
So change the law to include civil unions. Leave the term marriage out of it.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
"but the language of marriage is important because it will make it easier for employers and health insurers to comply with the existing law." EXACTLY!!!! :) THAT is why there is any debate at all over marriage vs. unions or partnerships. It is about the language of the law, the benefits and protections that come with that language.
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