This video has gone viral in the last few days. It’s a beautiful but achingly sad story of a man mourning the loss of his boyfriend of 6 years who through legal discrimination and inequality, combined with ignorance and intolerance from his boyfriend’s family, has lost all entitlements and recognition as a loving partner. The really sad part is that it’s true. This is not fiction, this is reality for way too many people. Would you be prepared if your partner died? I know legally here in Australia it wouldn’t be quite so bad as gay couples are recognised as a de facto relationship just like heterosexuals but the fact that this can happen anywhere, especially in a world leading nation, is devastating.