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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's not a very good way to bait, it's to obvious.
    No bait, it is a fact that gays do form lasting and loving relationships and get married every day. If the meteric is commitment for relationships lasbians have the highest rate of being together with one partner for life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Why? In oder to compete for talent the government needs to offer competitive pay and benefits. We always (rightly) complain about how bad government workers are. Eliminating benefits from government jobs will only make that worse.
    Since it involves tax dollars, they need to give them across the board and not discriminate based upon sex, race, marital status, sexual orientation, blah, blah, blah..

    Since it hasn't been doing so, these benefits need to be eliminated.

    What private companies choose to do is up to them, since it involves private money.

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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.
    To prove marriage all you need is the right paperwork. What do you do to prove you're in a relationship, make out with the person in front of your employer?

    Obama should not be doing this because rather than acting as a stepping stone towards gay marriage, it devalues marriage and encourages people to stay in relationships that may not last just to get more benefits. First gays should be allowed to get married, then they should get the same marriage benefits as everyone else.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    No bait, it is a fact that gays do form lasting and loving relationships and get married every day. If the meteric is commitment for relationships lasbians have the highest rate of being together with one partner for life.
    How many lesbian couples are raising children?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    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.
    I don't doubt that. I'm sure some employers do. But it isn't many. I'm 41. I've been working since I was 16. I've never been asked to provide proof of anything other than proof I was legal. But I'm sure some employers somewhere check some people at some point.
    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 Dav View Post
    To prove marriage all you need is the right paperwork. What do you do to prove you're in a relationship, make out with the person in front of your employer?
    My point was that no one has ever asked me for proof of marriage. And even if they did and I was not married it's not hard to fake a document. And the odds of them checking marriage records is pretty damn slim.
    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
    How many lesbian couples are raising children?
    More than 2, but less than the population of the planet.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    How many lesbian couples are raising children?
    You would be surprised. I know there are over 1million kids being raised by gay couples. I also know I'm raising with my girlfriend that I cohabitate with. I just paid for his private school tuition bevcause his lame ass dad will not pitch in.

    I can not link now I'm on my phone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    To prove marriage all you need is the right paperwork. What do you do to prove you're in a relationship, make out with the person in front of your employer?

    Obama should not be doing this because rather than acting as a stepping stone towards gay marriage, it devalues marriage and encourages people to stay in relationships that may not last just to get more benefits. First gays should be allowed to get married, then they should get the same marriage benefits as everyone else.
    Dav -- What do you know about Domestic Partnership laws and Common Law marriage laws?

    Again, (for the 5th time) what are the parameters? How does a couple qualify for these benefits?

    Dav? Jerry? Truth?

    I now pronounce you Chuch and Jerry...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Dav -- What do you know about Domestic Partnership laws and Common Law marriage laws?

    Again, (for the 5th time) what are the parameters? How does a couple qualify for these benefits?

    Dav? Jerry? Truth?

    I now pronounce you Chuch and Jerry...
    Ignoring my question for clarification won't get you an answer any sooner.

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