Lost benefits due to marriage. 

@bright_helpings . yes, this happened to me. My spouse and I got gay married in Canada when she was in grad school there. This was when gay marriage wasn't legal in my state in the US. Then, a few years later gay marriage passed. I was ecstatic, of course, but I was also dropped from food stamps and state medicaid and that really hurt us financially. Like going hungry hurting. It's paternalistic as hell and puts disabled people and poor people in a double bind.

@bright_helpings wait what? what's this about marriage equality?!

@io Disabled people are hugely financially penalized if they get married, here's one link about it but there's tons of stories, including ekay's reply to my toot if you want to have a look at that too.

advocacymonitor.com/marriage-e

@bright_helpings @io This was what stopped my grandparents from actually getting married, even after decades of living together and being engaged.

@StrayGuitarist @bright_helpings Many disabled people in the Netherlands will lose their benefits just for living together, depending on the kind of benefits they are on.

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