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

    "President Barack Obama, whose gay and lesbian supporters have grown frustrated with his slow movement on their priorities, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees but stopping short of a guarantee of full health insurance, a White House official said."

    AP source: Benefits for govt workers' gay partners - Yahoo! News

    I have also heard that the plan does not include pension benefits. It does come with group hugs though.

    Side note: I wonder if there is any legislation that allows for Obama to do this. I am sure the legislation passed by Congress specified benefits for people legally married, and that excludes all gays because of the Defense of Marriage Act.

    I think Obama knows this will never actually happen, the benefits will not be valid because gays are not legally married under federal law, or the courts will strike it down because it needs to go through the legislative process.

    I am not falling for it until I see some real results. Obama may be a brilliant person when it come to political maneuvering, but that does not mean anything actually happens.
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    Oh boy. Jesus will not be happy about this.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Well there ya go, pro-gm: I oppose gay-marriage because it will destroy the institution and my own personal marriage along with it.

    YAY! I am destroying peoples marriage!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    "President Barack Obama, whose gay and lesbian supporters have grown frustrated with his slow movement on their priorities, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees but stopping short of a guarantee of full health insurance, a White House official said."

    AP source: Benefits for govt workers' gay partners - Yahoo! News

    I have also heard that the plan does not include pension benefits. It does come with group hugs though.

    Side note: I wonder if there is any legislation that allows for Obama to do this. I am sure the legislation passed by Congress specified benefits for people legally married, and that excludes all gays because of the Defense of Marriage Act.

    I think Obama knows this will never actually happen, the benefits will not be valid because gays are not legally married under federal law, or the courts will strike it down because it needs to go through the legislative process.

    I am not falling for it until I see some real results. Obama may be a brilliant person when it come to political maneuvering, but that does not mean anything actually happens.
    This might surprise people, but I have been pretty disappointed with President Obama so far, and this makes me downright pissed. Certain things should be done, just because it is the right thing to do, and playing politics with what is right is incredibly lame.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You're welcome to join the discussion
    Your last link claimed that 40% of people that cohabitate break up in the light of a 50% divorce rate what was your point?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Your last link claimed that 40% of people that cohabitate break up in the light of a 50% divorce rate what was your point?
    Was that a statement or a question?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Was that a statement or a question?
    Oh I'm just wondering what meteric you use to define a stable relationship. 40% of cohabitors break up yet there is a 50% divorce rate. Seems like cohabitation is the way to go.

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

    Nearly everyone who dates breaks up. I guess we should ban dating.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    YAY! I am destroying peoples marriage!
    Gosh. And here I thought that most people handled that pretty well on their own.

    I'll have to call my ex-husband and let him know that the REAL reason our marriage failed was "teh gayz."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This might surprise people, but I have been pretty disappointed with President Obama so far, and this makes me downright pissed. Certain things should be done, just because it is the right thing to do, and playing politics with what is right is incredibly lame.
    I AGREE.

    It's bull**** that he's pushing this when the rights are not equivalent and he's done nothing for military service personnel to overturn don't ask, don't tell, in spite of HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES.

    Apparently, gays/lesbians are the ones on the plantation now, and Pres Obama can dole out special "house nigga" privileges without giving them any real EQUALITY.

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