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May. 14th, 2004

Just got a letter from BU that they "will extend benefits to same-sex spouses and parties to a civil union...." The letter makes it sound like such a magnanimous gesture on BU's part, but...um...aren't they legally required to do so? I mean, that's the whole point of legalizing same-sex marriages/unions, isn't it? To extend the same legal protections equally to all parties?

So, are any of you planning to get married now that the state will legally recognize it?

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slinkr
May. 14th, 2004 10:04 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if they're legally obligated to do it or not. This article in the Globe talks about a Boston labor union opting to deny benefits to same-sex married couples. However, even if BU is legally obligated to give benefits to same-sex couples, it's great that they're doing it without a fight.

Kelly and I will probably get married, but most likely not immediately. The whole thing is messing with my head in a big way. I have no problem with the idea of being married, but the thought of a wedding just makes me want to go live in a cave for awhile.
spwebdesign
May. 14th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
the thought of a wedding just makes me want to go live in a cave for awhile

I hear ya. As much as I enjoyed Keya and Dan's wedding, it presented a strong case for eloping.
slinkr
May. 14th, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
The thought of my mother's possible reactions to the phrase "Kelly and I are going to get married" is a strong case for eloping all by itself.
bubblebabble
May. 14th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
that boggles my mind.

-bb, and I haven't even met her.
iberianbear
May. 14th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
I have to find a bear to marry first, but if conditions are met, why not?
spwebdesign
May. 14th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
Are you in Massachusetts? Pensé que Ud. estaba en España.
iberianbear
May. 15th, 2004 02:02 am (UTC)
I am from Spain! but i've lived in the SF Bay Area for a while
rsc
May. 15th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC)
Many of the reqirements for such benefit coverage are governed by Federal law (ERISA), so thye're not obligated to recognize marriages that the Federal government doesn't.

So, are any of you planning to get married now that the state will legally recognize it?

We are planning to, bt it will probably be a few weeks/months while we get our act together about paperwork details. I don't think we're going to have a "wedding" of the Big Party type.
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