LOSS OF CONSORTIUM
Consortium is the relationship between a husband and wife, which
includes love, affection, fellowship and sexual companionship. If a
third party interferes with that relationship (for example, a neck
injury disables the husband from having sexual intercourse), the spouse
who loses elements of consortium can sue the third party on that ground.
Although cohabiting and same-sex couples have argued that loss of
consortium statutes should apply to their relationships as well,
virtually no states have applied the law to them.