unintended consequences

Arizona Cuts Off Benefits For Unmarried Heteros, But Not Gays

A court ruling in July that blocked of Arizona (read: Gov. Jan Brewer)r from stripping health benefits from the partners of same-sex state employees didn’t have the same beneficial outcome for the state’s unmarried straight couples: Arizona is canceling their benefits, as well as those for the adult children of state employees. Which means efforts like those of Republican State Rep. John Kavanagh — “It’s my belief that the state should not sanction heterosexual or homosexual relationships out of marriage … It’s morally wrong, costly to the state and prone to abuse” — have only impacted breeders. Well done sir!