I know. I hear you. If you've read my blogs before, I'm starting to sound like a broken record. I've talked -- it seems to me endlessly -- about the problem we have in America of reconciling a person's personal religious beliefs with public policy. Frankly, it's starting to get embarrassing for us. I just returned from a trip overseas and believe me when I tell you, America's obsession with religious fundamentalists calling the political shots is not well thought of.
Among the many reasons to support same sex marriages is so that all loving couples can enjoy the benefits and legal protections afforded to spouses. In the United States, a large percentage of the population gets health insurance through their employer. The reasons for this are curious and antiquated, but the result is that employers have power over their employees in terms of the health care coverage they receive. For same sex couples, that can mean another avenue for discrimination in an employer decides that they don't personally support marriage equality.
"Or . . . Keep the Golden Years Golden for Same Sex Couples."
Costello & Mains partner Kevin M. Costello, who focuses his state wide trial practice in Employment and Civil Rights, announced, on behalf of the Costello & Mains Firm, unconditional support for the recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court effectively, and at long last, legalizing same-sex marriage in New Jersey.