Marriage inequality isn’t just a social injustice?— it’s a financial one, too.

Just ask 67-year-old Arlene Goldberg. The South Florida resident was kicked out of her home after her wife of 47 years died because she wasn’t entitled to her wife’s Social Security benefits. Without that extra money, she couldn’t afford to pay the mortgage.

“I’m trying to figure out how I am going to get through this time,” she told NBC News. “I really can’t even pay my bills.”

Anonyme asked:

How long did you study French? Are there any other languages you would want to learn?

I’ve studied french ~officially~ for now just over 6 years. My mom is Cajun French and used terms and stuff a lot, which meant that I learned cooking vocabulary as a little kid. 

ETA: I should not that three of those years were in high school where we didn’t learn too much bc my class was the worst. I learned way more in college and living in France than I ever did in high school.

I’d like to learn German one day, just for fun, and Spanish. 

Anonyme asked:

when you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?

a nun and a doctor! I wrote a poem about it, which is somewhere at my parents’ house and I’ll try to find it when i go visit this weekend. A picture accompanies it. 

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