Despite the fact that the majority of Americans now support same-sex marriage, in 42 out of 50 states gay and lesbian couples still cannot marry. Setting aside the moral and ethical implications of marriage inequality, the economic consequences of same sex couples not being able to legally marry is incredibly high. From health insurance to tax fees to social security, same sex partners pay a high price trying to establish the same securities and benefits that marriage bestows to heterosexual couples. And with more and more gay couples having children, their sons and daughters are unfairly effected by discriminatory legislation as well.
This infographic uses a New York Times analysis to show the ludicrous price tag same sex couples pay to build a family. In short, it can cost a same sex couple up to $467,562 more than it does a heterosexual couple to obtain the legal benefits of marriage.
Here’s the infographic:
Source: insurance quotes online