A timely reminder of the excellent “Beyond Marriage” project by Queers for Economic Justice:
The struggle for marriage rights should be part of a larger effort to strengthen the stability and security of diverse households and families. To that end, we advocate:
– Legal recognition for a wide range of relationships, households and families – regardless of kinship or conjugal status.
– Access for all, regardless of marital or citizenship status, to vital government support programs including but not limited to health care, housing, Social Security and pension plans, disaster recovery assistance, unemployment insurance and welfare assistance.
– Separation of church and state in all matters, including regulation and recognition of relationships, households and families.
– Freedom from state regulation of our sexual lives and gender choices, identities and expression.