Thursday, March 08, 2012
Making it legal
You may recall that civil unions went into effect in DE on Jan 1, yet I haven't written about any thoughts of plans for such.
Spouse & I are prime candidates for a civil union since he is a State employee and I am self-employed. A civil union would allow me to get his 'Cadillac' health benefits, vision benefits, and dental benefits at a bargain price. I currently have private, basic health insurance and pay nearly $200. per month for it.
So why haven't we gotten hitched already?
Well, Spouse & I have very different feelings about it. I remember attending many weddings over the years that were joyful and fun. I believe in marriage. I've been waiting my whole life to be formally pronounced someone's husband. But Spouse feels marriage is basically an outdated cultural custom that has no relevance to our life... even though we live EXACTLY like a traditional married couple. He has absolutely no desire to get married, yet we've been wearing gold bands on our wedding ring fingers for 15 years.