The high cost of “single”

I didn’t have much room in yesterday’s Metro column to discuss all the ways in which same-sex couples (and unmarried mixed-sex couples) are discriminated against in tax law, Social Security benefits, etc; fortunately, Michele Forsten has a longer piece in today’s Daily News about all the rights she’s denied because of being forced to check off “single” on forms merely because of the gender of her partner. An excellent read.