2/26/2010 10:51:00 PM
This isn't just a gay issue. My beloved Aunt Carmela took care of her brothers, including when my favorite uncle, Uncle Al, was dying of bladder cancer. She couldn't get a cent of his Social Security because they were brother and sister, not a married couple. So every cent he paid in...Social Security got to keep. Not every family looks like Mom/Dad/kids.
What kind of world do we live in when brothers and sisters aren't considered family? We need to reform our system so people like my aunt and uncles aren't cheated out of Social Security, and I should have been able to be carried on Dave's health insurance when he lived with me.