by Jerry Funaro, CRP, GMS
Vice President, Global Marketing, TRC Global Mobility, Inc.
Challenges and Concerns for Same-Sex Couple Relocations
During the past 25 years I’ve followed my partner’s career as a “trailing spouse” multiple times while working for several relocation management companies. This personal experience allows me to say that same-sex couples have many of the same relocation considerations as any other couple: the partner’s job, real estate, children, schools, cost of living, cultural issues, distance from family and friends and more.
But there are differences. In particular, the unsettled state of same-sex marriage and civil union laws across the United States and around the world can present significant challenges. Some locations pose safety and security concerns. It’s useful for companies to be aware of the considerations that same-sex couples face, and to learn what your organization can do to facilitate these relocations.