In places where gay marriage is not legal, there arises the problem of ownership when gay partners are buying real property. One of our gay friends bought a house and lot with the ownership under the names of 2 partners. When 1 of them died, the problem now is how to sell the property. The living partner is required to secure the consent of the heirs of his deceased partner. So I guess it is not a good idea to do that scheme of having several names as owner of the property.