“We’re Just Like Any Other Person”

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 14 2013 @ 7:15pm

Ellen McCarthy tells one couple’s story:

Experts say it’s difficult to track the number of couples with intellectual impairments, because they often enter into committed relationships without getting married. In many instances, a legal marriage could interfere with Social Security or health-care benefits. But the intellectually impaired and their advocates say it should surprise no one that they often possess an abiding desire to find a partner in life.