To see these benefits head on over to
Further, the NY Times has an article on financial costs of NOT having these benefits (it's almost a half million dollars, fyi) at:
So, do we eventually say, sorry we can't help with college honey...we spent the money to make sure that if something happened to one of us the other wouldn't have to fight for the right to bury one of your moms, keep you and make decisions about your medical care and enroll you in elementary school...?
Ohhhh, what we could do with even the conservative estimate of a little over 41,000! (Pay off student loan debt, send our son to an awesome preschool, jump start a college fund, family vacations, give to fight poverty, hunger and homelessness...)
Off to go write a check to another organization lobbying for GLBT rights and protections...There goes the babysitter budget.