A recent court case in Hawaii involved the question of the legality of same-sex marriages. Because the majority of the United States is conservative, most people are probably against same-sex marriages. While most people consider the issue to be a clash of values, the question is really based on financial problems.
Same-sex couples face many financial problems that heterosexual couples do not face. For example, if a married person dies without a will, the property automatically transfers to the surviving spouse. However, same-sex couples must draft wills that leave their property to their partner. The cost of drafting these wills can range from $5,000 to $30,000. This cost is simply unfair to same-sex couples. Furthermore, health insurance for a heterosexual partner is usually offered through an employer. However, same-sex partners are not covered through employer insurance.
Although there are many financial biases against same-sex couples, these people face the problems because of their love for one another. In a country in which one out of every two new marriages ends in a divorce, we must not discriminate against those who practice love.