Gay Unmarried couples get health benefits - Straight woman sues.

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    ...get this...because her living-in-sin boyfriend is denied health benefits. If her Boyfriend were a 'girl'friend, the benefits could NOT be denied.

    Yeah - Remember when we conservatives preached 'slippery-slope' to homophiles about giving people special rights based on their behaviour?

    We were f'ing RIGHT.

    Special Rights for Homosexuals = idiotic legislature. I'm bothered by how Liberals seem hell-bent on the destruction of our society in the (false) name of 'equality'. It's not equality. It's forcing the majority to accept/condone the behavior of the minority.
     
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    I can't wait to hear how people are going to explain that it is perfectly fine to discriminate against non-married, "opposite-gender" couples.

    "(Gays and lesbians) basically said, 'Treat us fair, treat us the same as everybody else,"' Fuiten said. "I don't know how you're going to get around treating heterosexuals the same."

    Herein is the rub. They were being denied benefits just like the non-gay and lesbians were. They were being treated the same.

    Guess the truth is starting to rear it's ugly head.
     
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    That's one of the reasons why gays should either be allowed to marry or recieve all the benefits and responsiblities of a marriage. Then this whole situation could have been avoided.
     
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    The situation could have been avoided had they not be given health benefits.
     
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    Here's what I bet happened. The employer and (obviously) the employee both believe that gays should have equal rights, including marriage. Problem is, the laws of their state don't allow for marriage, along with marriage benefits, between gays. Since the law provided no process by which the gay couple would have been eligable for the extended health coverage because the law didn't allow marriage, the employer agreed to extend the benefits as if they were a married couple because the employee was and is unable to get married. Had the state provided a legal process by which the gay couple could have assumed the rights and responsibilites of marriage, then I doubt the employer would have provided any benefits had the couple remained unmarried.
     
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    Tough shit then, no benefits for the "other".
     
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    So you are justifying discriminating against the straight couple?
     
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    Nice straw argument.
     
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    Thank you.

    Now perhaps you would like to share with us your reasons that the straight couple should win their lawsuit?
     
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    How is it discriminating? She can get married.... if he's really a life partner, that is. ;)

    I am curious as to what group "encouraged" her suit.
     

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