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Same-Sex Civil Unions Tie Lesser Knot

Posted May 29, 2007 7:30 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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Same-sex couples who enter into civil unions in New Jersey are finding that the 100-day-old marriage alternative for gays and lesbians doesn't fully protect their rights in a crisis.

For instance, when Craig Ross, 46, was laid off from his insurance company job, his partner's employer wouldn't give Ross health benefits that a married couple could have counted on, reports


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