How do labor unions benefit from the legalization of same-sex marriage?
their faith in humanity is restored...? :)
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Same-sex marriage was legalized in Pennsylvania on May 20, 2014, pursuant to a federal court decision striking down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage. Civil Unions are… not legal in Pennsylvania.
Civil unions are the legal partnership that provides the benefitsof marriage to same-sex couples. Also, it is known as a marriage and, in Europe, a civilpartnership. Let's n…ot forget marriage, which also provides the benefits ofmarriage to same-sex couples.
Gay marriage benefits: . Gay/lesbian people. . People who are for equality for all. . Everyone. Gay marriages tend to have fewer children. Therefore, overpopulati…on is slightly slowed by having more gay marriages, benefiting everyone. Gay people in gay marriages statistically tend to be healthier and happier than single gay people. Married gay people provide less strain on health care systems and are more productive than single gay persons statistically.
There really aren't any social benefits of labour unions. Unions cause unemployment by artificially raising the wage rate, therefore making it impossible for entrepreneurs to …hire as many people as they'd like due to high costs. Unions only create a social benefit when they form as a result of a free market.
Those who benefit the most are same-sex couples who want to get married. When permitted to marry, they will enjoy legal benefits that they would not otherwise be entitled to. … Those who lose the most are religious leaders, since the further away from church doctrine that civil law drifts, the less political influence religious leaders are perceived to have. For example, when Catholic Archbishop Dolan, despite great effort, was unable to prevent the Marriage Equality Bill from passing in New York State, the public's perception of Dolan's importance and influence on local politics was cut down a notch. Cardinal O'Connor, who held Dolan's seat from 1984 to 2000, was a much more formidable figure politically. Cardinal Eagan (2000 to 2009) perceived as less powerful politically. Dolan's reputation for toughness has taken a hit because of marriage equality.
These US states have legalized same-sex marriage: . Massachusetts - May 17, 2004 . Connecticut - October 10, 2008 . Iowa - April 27, 2009 . Vermont - September 1, 20…09 . New Hampshire - January 1, 2010 . Washington D.C . - March 3, 2010 . New York - July 24, 2011 . Washington (state) - December 6, 2012 . Maine - December 29, 2012 . Maryland - January 1, 2013 [Same-sex marriage was previously legal in California, but is no longer permitted pending a decision by the United States Supreme Court.] These US states have legalized civil unions: . New Jersey (February 19, 2007); . Illinois (June 1, 2011); . Rhode Island (July 1, 2011); . Delaware (January 1, 2012); and, . Hawaii (January 1, 2012). [Some states that legalized civil unions later legalized same-sex marriage and abandoned civil unions.]
Yes. Same-sex couples benefit from the legalization of same-sex marriage by gaining financial security (a kind of safety). I also believe that the legalization of same-sex mar…riage results in higher visibility of gays and lesbians, as one's marital status is much more relevant than one's sexual orientation. As same-sex married couples go about their personal business regarding banking, housing, insurance, etc., people start to get a more accurate picture of the number of gays and lesbians there are in the community. Even casual social interaction can be an appropriate instance to refer to one's husband or wife, thereby revealing one's sexual orientation. With greater acceptance and visibility comes greater safety. When everyone is secret and hidden, it is easier to target people based on their sexual orientation. Years ago, gay bashers used to rely upon a reluctance of their victims to come forward to the police. That reluctance has greatly waned over recent decades. With better reporting comes more safety.
Marriage equality, a/k/a equal marriage.
It all depends on the union. Unions that support candidates interested in economic globalization have sold you out
These states have legalized civil unions: Colorado. (Nevada andWisconsin have statewide domestic partnership registries.) These states have legalized same-sex marriage: M…assachusetts - May 17, 2004 Connecticut - October 10, 2008 Iowa - April 27, 2009 Vermont - September 1, 2009 New Hampshire - January 1, 2010 New York - July 24, 2011 Washington (state) - December 6, 2012 Maine - December 29, 2012 Maryland - January 1, 2013 California - June 28, 2013 (and May 15 - November 4, 2008) Delaware - July 1, 2013 Rhode Island - August 1, 2013 Minnesota - August 1, 2013 New Jersey - October 21, 2013 Hawaii - December 2, 2013 New Mexico - December 19, 2013 (although some counties startedearlier) Utah - December 20, 2013 (temporarily suspended January 6,2013) Michigan - March 21, 2014 (temporarily suspended March 22,2014) Arkansas - May 9, 2014 Oregon - May 19, 2014 Pennsylvania - May 20, 2014 Illinois - June 1, 2014 (although some counties startedearlier)
Civil Unions are available in 5 U.S. states: Delaware (beginning January 1, 2012), Hawaii (beginning January 1, 2012), Illinois, New Jersey and Rhode Island. According to …Equality Matters, Civil Unions in Hawaii, Illinois and New Jersey afford rights that are either equal or "near equal" to marriage on same-sex couples. I believe the situation is the same in Delaware and Rhode Island, but have not been able to find confirmation. Answer Almost or nearly is not equal. When we speak of rights we are speaking of legal rights . Two legal statuses are not equal if they are nearly the same. There are not different degrees of sameness. That is the overriding issue for activists in the United States that lobby for same sex marriage. Legal rights associated with marriage are already well established under the law. Most civil union statutes and domestic partnership statutes enumerate the various rights that enure to those legal designations. Any state law that benefits parties who are legally married would not automatically transfer to the parties in civil same sex arrangements apart from marriage unless the law creating the status states that specifically the parties will enjoy all the benefits of marriage. In most cases civil unions and domestic partnerships (actually two names for the same concept) provide limited rights in the united States. You can read more about both civil unions and domestic partnerships and their respective state laws at the related links. .
The answer to that question depends upon what state you are located in. Please see the attached related questions: "What US states have legalized same-sex marriage?" and "What… US states have legalized civil unions?"
In State Laws
Effective June 26, 2015, same-sex couples may legally marry in Georgia. If you want a civil union, you will have to travel to New Jersey.
In European Union
Currently, these members of the European Union permit same-sexcouples to marry (in chronological order): . Netherlands (April 21, 2001) . Belgium (June 1, 2003) . Spain (Ju…ly 3, 2005) . Sweden (May 1, 2009) . Portugal (June 5, 2010) . Denmark (June 15, 2012) . France (May 29, 2013) . England (March 29, 2014) . Wales (March 29, 2014) . Scotland (October 2014) . Luxembourg (December 2014) . Ireland (June 2015 projected) . Finland (March 1, 2017 projected) There are other jurisdictions that grant same-sex couples rightsand responsibilities similar or even identical to legal marriage,but the jurisdictions listed above are the only ones where same-sexmarriage is currently legal in Europe..
In Same-Sex Marriage
There are many, but the most important are: . Inheritance rights; . Exemption from inheritance tax and estate tax; . Social Security survivor benefits; . Exemption from r…eal estate transfer tax; . Hospital visitation rights; . Rights under the Family Medical Leave Act; . Extension of spousal benefits by employer; . Right to use sick leave to care for spouse; . Right to spousal bereavement leave; . Right to adopt spouse's last name without obtaining a court order; . Immigration rights; . Right to jointly file state and federal income tax returns; and, . More than a thousand others under federal and state laws.
Weddings are good for business. The need for services such as catering and music, shopping for items on gift registries, and the use of churches, banquet halls, and hotels all… contribute money to local economies.
In Labor Unions
Benefits of belonging to a labor union are access to more benefits, workers tend to have a higher hourly wage, job security and being able to do collective bargaining at work.…