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Video: Gay Couples Don't Benefit from Social Security, One Local Man Shares his Story of Heartbreak & Loss

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Thank You For Your Call from Shawn Nee / discarted on Vimeo

When it comes to the gay marriage debate, social security is hardly brought up. But the fact is, partners who have lived together for years are face economic hardship when social security benefits are denied after their other half dies. That's why occasional LAist contributor Shawn Nee produced this short documentary video, telling Atwater Village resident Bill Bowersock's story of loss and burden.