I live with two room mates. One girl, one guy. And, here in Finland we have this system that I get a little money to get by if I am unemployed, but the amount of money depends on if I live with my spouse or not.
Now, I got this letter from the department of government that takes care of the money I get. The letter asks if the girl I live with is my spouse. I will answer them no she isn't. But, my question is this: If my government has allowed gays to marry, why didn't they ask me if the guy I am living with is my spouse? He might be, they don't know... Doesn't this reflect the discrimination that gays face even if they are legalized and have the right to marry? I mean, I'm not gay, but this idea that they EXPECT her to be my spouse, but not him, it sounds like discrimination...
Is it just me? I feel this is wrong on some level... They should either ask both for him and her or not at all. Of course it might be that they don't want to make the straight people uncomfortable with that kind of questions, but I don't think it is any more justifiable.
(feel free to add more of this kinda gay discrimination)