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(Still, I couldn’t help but notice that the boyfriend of Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted by an NFL team, was incorrectly called out by some as Sam’s “wife” and “trophy wife” on social media, highlighting the traditional stereotypes of “husband/wife” roles.) Put another way: When a heterosexual couple use “husband” or “wife,” are they disclosing what goes on behind closed doors, or who does the dishes vs. I don’t think so; they’re simply using the conventional terms for a married couple.Most couples can benefit from estate planning to ensure their assets land in the right hands after they die and their health care wishes are followed.But same-sex couples often have special situations that require extra planning.[‘I’m gay and I’m a priest, period.’] Under the previous arrangement, a same-sex spouse would not be covered by health insurance because the Catholic Church defines a spouse as someone of the opposite gender, according to the Detroit Free Press.A person’s sexual orientation or behavior will not factor into the church’s decision to provide employees with health care, according to Dave Maluchnik, director of communications for the MCC.For example, before 2015, some same-sex couples tied the knot in states that recognized their marriages, then moved to states that didn’t recognize those marriages and later broke up.