Just ask 67-year-old Arlene Goldberg. The South Florida resident was kicked out of her home after her wife of 47 years died because she wasn’t entitled to her wife’s Social Security benefits. Without that extra money, she couldn’t afford to pay the mortgage.
“I’m trying to figure out how I am going to get through this time,” she told NBC News. “I really can’t even pay my bills.”” – She’s not alone. A new report details how an untold number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are facing financial distress because they don’t enjoy the same legal protections of straight married couples. (via micdotcom)
"Assimilationist" my ass(via appropriately-inappropriate)