Fight the good fight

Our midwife, Barbara Herrera, is on the news and in the papers these days because her partner Sarah is fighting to get marriage benefits now that they’re legally married.

A few things I love about this case:

  1. it underscores the real difference between marriage and a civil union (they have both now, but marriage gives better benefits);
  2. the county originally granted marriage benefits, but then revoked them citing an “administrative error”;
  3. as the U-T article points out, “There are 1,138 federal provisions and several hundred state provisions where marriage is a factor in determining benefits, rights and responsibilities,” again deflating the “separate but equal” argument.

Gooooo, team!