Skip to comments.U.S. to Extend Its Job Benefits to Gay Partners [not full health insurance]
Posted on 06/16/2009 8:49:26 PM PDT by freespirited
President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum on Wednesday to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees, administration officials said Tuesday evening, but he will stop short of pledging full health insurance coverage.
Mr. Obama, in an Oval Office announcement, is expected to offer details about which benefits will be provided. It is the most significant statement he has made on gay issues, and it comes as he faces intense criticism from several gay rights leaders over what they suggest has been a failure to live up to campaign promises in the first months of his presidency.
Mr. Obama will be weighing in for the first time on one of the most delicate social and political issues of the day: whether the government must provide benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. While he will announce a list of benefits, officials said, they are not expected to include broad health insurance coverage, which could require legislation to achieve.
The initial reaction from some gay rights advocates was mixed.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Iran is on fire, our economy is in the toilet, North Korea has nukes and our metrosexual President can only think about getting benefits to homos. Nice job.
Translation: Obama's pollsters are busy tonight trying to see what combination of things will get him the most support.
The Human Rights Campaign sent him a nasty letter yesterday. This is his reponse to smooth over the hurt feelings.
This sounds like the “I saved 3 Million jobs” shell game.
That said, I am amazed the Messiah hasn’t been more aggressive on ramming thru socially liberal issues like unlimited, tax payer abortions, gun control, and gays in the military.
Yep....payoffs are what this guy is all about.
What other benefits could be extended other than health/life/vision/dental insurance?
He can do more than 1 thing at a time, remember? Apparently Bush couldn’t brush his teeth with the water running at the same time.
he (zero) is such an imbecile
> Iran is on fire, our economy is in the toilet, North Korea has nukes and our metrosexual President can only think about getting benefits to homos. Nice job.<
Of course. Teleprompter Boy took it up the behind and snorted coke as he said in his book. Just a little nod to his fellow gays because who needs freedom in Iran when Billy and Bobby’s marriage is at stake.
Biden: “Mr. President, North Korea has just fired a missile at Alaska.”
Buttcrack Obutthole: “Really? Quick, draw up some gay legislation!”
Two that come immediately to mind: allowing gays to use FMLA to care for a sick partner. Also govt assistance in selling home owned by partner to faciliate a gay applicant moving to a new city to take a govt job.
I am sure there are others but it's midnight and my brain is slowing down.
The only thing benefit other than health/life insurance (now that I think of it, vision and dental are already self + 1) I can think of is that there is a prohibition for employees to have sex at the office (even during lunch hour). Maybe he could repeal that.
Can you use FMLA to go home and have sex?
If the Feds want to compete against major corporations for employees, they will need to offer benefits for same-sex partners.
As it is now, most of the Fortune 500 companies offer Offer Domestic Partner Benefits.
Dear Mr. President:
It’s about the economy, stupid.
I agree. Poor things need more rights. Maybe he should make it where they can have sex with anybody at their place of work.
Hey, since America isn’t Christian anymore (according to idiot), maybe he should just declare us a 100% GAY nation and require it by law.
OTOH, Fortune 500 companies don’t offer lifetime job security.
It’s not easy to get fired/laid off from the federal govt.
“Mr. president, the Tehran govt are reportedly shooting civilians in the streets, what’s our response?”
HomoBama: “it’s obvious what our response is...gay benefits!”
To the fagmobile! Joe, bring your vibrating jellywand!