Justice and equality scored a big win on June 26th, 2015: the Supreme Court made marriage a right for all Americans with their ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said, “No longer may this liberty be denied. No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
The long-sought victory for the gay rights movement has been celebrated across the country in the last couple of weeks—from especially jubilant Pride celebrations, to court house marriages, and with tears of joy from the LBGT community and their allies. We at [Quoted]( would like to extend the warmest congratulations to newly married same-sex couples living in the 13 states that still banned marriage equality before June 26th. We are thrilled to celebrate joyously with friends and families and are glad to live in a country that recognizes the marital union of all couples.
With all of the cultural, financial, and legal rights marriage offers comes benefits on car insurance premiums, too (like a few extra rainbow sprinkles on your sundae). We’ve talked about car insurance benefits for married couples before, and here are some highlights to spur all you newly marrieds into action:
- Married couples almost always see savings of 10-12%, even if they maintain separate policies
- Not all married folks need to be on the same policy (consider price, services offered, and both of your driving records), but doing so could result in even more savings
- If you have other drivers in your family (especially teens) you can save a bundle by, well, bundling all of your policies
If you’re newly wed, call your auto insurance carrier to learn about potential savings if you and your spouse combine policies. You can also compare prices with other insurance companies to see if you and your family might save money elsewhere (and at the very least, you can count the research as your yearly car-insurance-shopping due diligence).
If you’d like to show your support to companies that stood for equality before the highest court in America ruled that all people deserved “equal dignity in the eyes of the law,” here’s a (nonexhaustive) list of auto insurance companies that have extended savings to same-sex couples across the nation for a while:
A final note, from our President: Obama said of the Supreme Court ruling that it, “affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts,” and that now, “we can say, in no uncertain terms, that we have made our Union a little more perfect.”