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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No specific parameters....exactly...what's there to point out?

    If you give it to unmarried same-sex couples then you have to give to unmarried opposite-sex couples, and I would hazard the guess that there are far more of those than gay couples.
    This is what you said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Boy/girlfriends, room mates, etc, are being legitimized as though they are valid, stable unions for raising children, when clearly the evidence shows the contrary.
    Since the parameters were not defined in the article, I'm just wondering where you're getting your info.

    In other words -- How does a couple qualify for these benefits?

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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Sadly, this extension DID NOT apply to the partners of military service personnel, did it?

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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No specific parameters....exactly...what's there to point out?

    If you give it to unmarried same-sex couples then you have to give to unmarried opposite-sex couples, and I would hazard the guess that there are far more of those than gay couples.

    If you're not married, **** you, you don't get the buffs.
    I am all for destroying marriage if gays cannot be allowed to marry.

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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Sadly, this extension DID NOT apply to the partners of military service personnel, did it?
    Don't ask, don't tell would pretty much insure that.

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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    This is what you said:

    Since the parameters were not defined in the article, I'm just wondering where you're getting your info.

    In other words -- How does a couple qualify for these benefits?
    Am I reading to much into the article when it says:

    President Obama will announce tomorrow that he is extending federal benefits to include unmarried domestic partners of federal workers, including same-sex partners, White House officials said tonight.
    They say the extension applies to unmarried domestic partners, and also same-sex partners. Logically, if domestic partners were only gay-partners, then they wouldn't need to point out that the extension also includes gays.

    As I read it, "unmarried domestic partners" are mainly heteros, and the article wanted to be clear that this would also include those few gay partners as well.

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    I really don't know how a federal employee applies for these benefits as I've never been one to know the system. Were you looking for samples of the paperwork?

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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If you give it to unmarried same-sex couples then you have to give to unmarried opposite-sex couples, and I would hazard the guess that there are far more of those than gay couples.
    ..and that's a good thing.

    The best way out of this is to strip these benefits from married couples. No one should be allowed to get free tax money because of a particular relationship they happen to be in.

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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Sadly, this extension DID NOT apply to the partners of military service personnel, did it?
    Thankfully no, it did not.

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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Don't ask, don't tell would pretty much insure that.
    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    ..and that's a good thing.

    The best way out of this is to strip these benefits from married couples. No one should be allowed to get free tax money because of a particular relationship they happen to be in.
    Well there ya go, pro-gm: I oppose gay-marriage because it will destroy the institution and my own personal marriage along with it.

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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Don't ask, don't tell would pretty much insure that.
    So true.

    Sgt John Smith: "Sir, I'd like to apply for domestic partnership benefits for my male friend".

    Bye, bye Sgt

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