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12 Reasons Why Legal Gay Marriage Is So Important

The Supreme Court's decision to legalise gay marriage all across the country is truly a historic moment. Never before have gay individuals been able to enjoy the same federal benefits as straight couples in the US. And now they will FINALLY have access to them. Legally married gay couples are now able to:

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3. Have next-of-kin status for emergency medical decisions

Which means that in a state of emergency, partners are notified and allowed to provide valuable information to the staff looking after the patient.

11. Qualify for domestic violence intervention

12. Receive spousal funeral and bereavement leave

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