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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Even assuming gays could "marry" today, no different in any respect than heteros can, an unmarried couple should not be receiving any benefits simply for being a 'couple' because that promotes unstable unions.
    Uhmmm jerry gays do get married everyday all across this great nation and some states even recognize this fact.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    No one should be receiving these benefits.
    ...ok....did you want to expand on that...or....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I see the Liberals of the forum still want to claim that this is all about marriage failures and NOT about the real purpose for two people to enter into a committed relationship for the purpose of creating children.
    What I object to is married couples getting these welfare benefits at the taxpayers expense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Uhmmm jerry gays do get married everyday all across this great nation and some states even recognize this fact.
    That's not a very good way to bait, it's to obvious.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I will continue to ask -- what are the parameters of these benefits? What does a couple have to do qualify for these benefits?

    Truth? Jerry?
    I asked you a question to clarify your request, care to answer it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    I wonder how many billions this adds to the federal deficit?
    Even if one red penny, its too much !
    I now think far less of Obama, now that he has knuckled under to the homosexuals and their supporters.

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

    "White House officials said Obama would respect existing laws, which block many benefits such as health care. But the decision would allow employees' domestic partners to be added to a government insurance program that pays for long-term conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease.

    The memorandum also would allow employees to use sick leave to take care of domestic partners and their children."

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

    Not enough. Obama is using this for nothing but political gain and it is too little, too late. He is offering small incentives to a voting block that has become increasingly frustrated, and downright resentful, with the administration. If he were really concerned about gay rights, he would introduce legislation that made real changes.
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    re: Obama Extends Fed Benefits to Unmarried Partners, Including Same Sex Partners

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Even if one red penny, its too much !
    I now think far less of Obama, now that he has knuckled under to the homosexuals and their supporters.
    Funny, I think a little more highly of him now that he has disregarded the idiocy of anti-gay marriage proponents and their supporters.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    They will do it the same way private companies do. It's not rocket science. And for the record, my employer never checked to see if I was actually married. So for all they know I am taking advantage of them.
    My employer just did an audit on its health insurance benefits and selected a large group of employees to provide proof that the dependents they were claiming were actually legitimate. They had to submit pay stubs, tax returns, marriage licenses, birth certificates, etc. Failure to do so resulted in termination of their health insurance.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    "White House officials said Obama would respect existing laws, which block many benefits such as health care. But the decision would allow employees' domestic partners to be added to a government insurance program that pays for long-term conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease.

    The memorandum also would allow employees to use sick leave to take care of domestic partners and their children."

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

    Not enough. Obama is using this for nothing but political gain and it is too little, too late. He is offering small incentives to a voting block that has become increasingly frustrated, and downright resentful, with the administration. If he were really concerned about gay rights, he would introduce legislation that made real changes.
    Not nearly enough. I don't have a lot of negotiating room on moral issues.

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