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    More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    From the article:

    The government estimates that more than 1,100 federal regulations, rights and laws touch on, or are affected by, marital status. With a memo on Monday, Mr. Holder plans to make several of those provisions apply equally to gay and straight couples.

    The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison.

    Eric Holder “In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages,”

    “As all-important as the fight against racial discrimination was then, and remains today, know this: My commitment to confronting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity runs just as deep,” his speech said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/us...id=tw-bna&_r=1


    Happy to say we are getting closer and closer to equality even though it has been relentlessly challenged by the close minded and the fearful every step of the way. We evolve despite them.
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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Do you have any idea... any idea at all about what this will do to society!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

    Nothing at all...

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Do you have any idea... any idea at all about what this will do to society!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!
    Improve it?
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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Do you have any idea... any idea at all about what this will do to society!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

    Nothing at all...
    I am not sure you are right and we cannot know for at least a couple of generations.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Do you have any idea... any idea at all about what this will do to society!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!

    Nothing at all...
    hide your children!! the gays are coming !!
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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I am not sure you are right and we cannot know for at least a couple of generations.
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Massachusetts for about a decade now. Are there any early indications of any sort of problem? Even the tiniest shred of a hint of some sort of negative impact on your life, or anyone else's? Can you point me in the direction of any measurable kind of harm caused to society? To myself? To my marriage? To yours? How about in other countries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Good. Now is everybody happy? Do you think we can get back to issues that affect the other 98% of the population?

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Good. Now is everybody happy?
    Not really no, gay people still don't have equal rights.

    Do you think we can get back to issues that affect the other 98% of the population?
    I'm pretty sure all the issues that affect 98% of the population also affect gay people so am not sure why you exclude them, also just because gay people are a minority doesn't mean that their rights should be any less important. Gay rights are not the only thing being focused on, though the fact that there is debate today about whether or not gay people should be given equal rights is ridiculous.
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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Good. Now is everybody happy? Do you think we can get back to issues that affect the other 98% of the population?
    As an American, I feel freedom is an issue that affects us all. And the fight for freedom will continue until equality for homosexuals exists at the state and local level, not just federal.

    If this bothers you... well, I suggest you find a way to deal with it.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Same-sex marriage has been legal in Massachusetts for about a decade now. Are there any early indications of any sort of problem? Even the tiniest shred of a hint of some sort of negative impact on your life, or anyone else's? Can you point me in the direction of any measurable kind of harm caused to society? To myself? To my marriage? To yours? How about in other countries?
    The impacts can be quite various and unexpected, where large numbers change their behavior and legal or even ethical fundamentals are changed. I mean, that doesn't take much imagination. It doesn't take a rocket scientist.

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