Not So Equal…

 

This summer we witnessed history in the making as on June 24, 2011 the New York State Legislature passed the Marriage Equality Act, legalizing same-sex marriage in the state of NY. The new law provides same-sex married couples with the same benefits as opposite-sex couples, such as eligibility for health insurance coverage, hospital visitations, inheritance laws, children having two legal parents, and etc.   Without a doubt, for the New York LGBT community, the new law is one more victory in a fight for equality.  However, since the laws nationwide provide a very disparate treatment when it comes to things such as, for instance, adoption, the fight for equality is far from over.… <Read More>