The Obama administration is on the verge of requiring employers to give gay and lesbian employees the same family leave benefits that straight workers enjoy.
This morning, a local TV station reporting that news invited viewers to submit their thoughts via a website link. Predictably, one response was the extent that gay couples shouldn’t get benefits that straight but unmarried couples don’t get.
Why not? I’m old-fashioned enough to believe couples who want to live and raise families together ought to get married.
I’d like to see same-sex couples get the same opportunity to make that kind of commitment as straight couples have. Then we could extend benefits based on marital status, which is a choice, not sexual orientation, which isn’t.