Dating my spouse community marriage builders
My point was just to point out that there are people with non-physical disabilities who cannot get married, some because they need Medicaid services only available through Medicaid, and others because they can’t work at all and they are unable to survive without SSI.
This is similar to the argument people who were against LGBT marriage equality used when they said “technically” gay people could get married because they could marry a member of the opposite sex.While TECHNICALLY that was true, that doesn’t mean the law was not discriminatory, unfair, and oppressive.That does not mean gay people had a CHOICE in choosing to marry who they loved.That often leaves many people with disabilities living in poverty. Over 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed, and this is one of the major factors as to why.It is a FACT that this penalty does not just affect people with physical disabilities.
It is a FACT that if we marry, Social Security expects us to become the financial burden of our spouse. This can put a huge amount of stress on the person having to do all the care, and the person with a disability may become trapped in a harmful situation, with no way out.