NYTimes: What it costs to be gay

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Posted on October 15, 2009 - 9:28am by Anonymous.

Fascinating article on what discrimination actually costs a same sex couple over a lifetime.

Worst case: $467,562
Best case: $41,196

The High Price of Being a Gay Couple

By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD and RON LIEBER
Re-Published: October 15, 2009

Much of the debate over legalizing gay marriage has focused on God and Scripture, the Constitution and equal protection.

But we see the world through the prism of money. And for years, we’ve heard from gay couples about all the extra health, legal and other costs they bear. So we set out to determine what they were and to come up with a round number — a couple’s lifetime cost of being gay.

Read it all at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/your-money/03money.html?_r=2

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