The High Price of Being a Gay Couple
|Much of the debate over legalizing gay marriage has focused on God and Scripture, the Constitution and equal protection.
But we see the world through the prism of money. And for years, weâ€™ve heard from gay couples about all the extra health, legal and other costs they bear. So we set out to determine what they were and to come up with a round number â€” a coupleâ€™s lifetime cost of being gay. ... Here is what we came up with. In our worst case, the coupleâ€™s lifetime cost of being gay was $467,562. But the number fell to $41,196 in the best case for a couple with significantly better health insurance, plus lower taxes and other costs.