Should we get straight-married in California this week?
June 26, 2013 8:14 AM Subscribe
We're a straight couple who has always said we wouldn't marry while our queer friends couldn't. We have other issues with marriage, but it's clear that there are a lot of practical and long-term financial advantages. We live in Wisconsin (boo) but we're in California for a week (yay). What are your political, ethical and practical insights about whether we should get married here this week?
posted by Mngo to Law & Government (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We already have an old set of gay-couple documents (wills, health care POAs, etc). We have no children and we each have health coverage independently.
I think the point for us would be to 1) secure the rest of those "special rights" formerly restricted to straight couples, and 2) "reward" California by spending whatever we spend on an un-ceremonious wedding here.
What else should we be thinking about?