There are key factors of gay relationships that are often not considered or misunderstood. Gay couples seek the same life-long commitments and families that others desire.
By Ramon Johnson Imagine receiving a phone call that your partner or child has been in a terrible accident or the victim of a life-changing event- a call that we all dread in everyday life, during times of war and natural events.
The fear and anxiety is overwhelming as you scramble to the nearest hospital or make frantic calls to see if your loved one will indeed be ok.
Gay couples in committed relationships and with adopted and natural born children face family crisis such as this every day.
However, they are left powerless to make medical decisions or to maintain their lifestyle through benefits and aid should the worst happen. When most people formulate an opinion over gay marriage, the issue centers around a comfort level with the sexual relationship between same gender loving people.