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Financial Times Quotes Leiha Macauley on Economics of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Publisher: Financial Times
June 29, 2012

Leiha Macauley discusses some of the difficulties faced by gay couples in the absence of equal marriage rights in a June 29 Financial Times article, "Some are more equal than others." Leiha says that large income discrepancies between partners can create problems because of a cap on transfers between unmarried individuals that extends to things such as rent and utilities. She goes on to say that this "can create tensions within a marriage." Other issues arise after the death of one partner, with Leiha noting that, "We get a lot of contested wills."

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