Law: And Now, Gay Family Rights?

Homosexuals are winning health and other spousal benefits

No state in the union officially recognizes gay marriages. But homosexuals continue to push hard for the same legal rights that society accords married couples. "The old Donna Reed vision of the family is no longer what most Americans experience," says Harry Britt, the only avowedly gay member of the board of supervisors of San Francisco, a city where single adults outnumber the married, and homosexuals make up 15% to 20% of the population. In response to those demographic facts of life, Britt last week persuaded...

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