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To: Paladins Prayer
unequal treatment and strip them, without a legitimate justification, of a right as important as the right to marry.

The issue for the left is largely monetary, of course. Spouses qualify under insurance plans, significant others generally do not. Social security benefits and pensions are granted to the spouse of the deceased, not the significant other.

So the real point for the left is to grant monetary advantage to a favored group, (rather than a disfavored group). I think they know their reasoning is inconsistent and contradictory. They just don't care since the goal is to work the system to 'get' something for one of their faithful groups. Leftists are usually motivated by self interest, the holier than thou rhetoric is merely justification, like calling baby murder 'women's reproductive rights'.

11 posted on 02/08/2012 9:37:29 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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“The issue for the left is largely monetary, of course. Spouses qualify under insurance plans, significant others generally do not. Social security benefits and pensions are granted to the spouse of the deceased, not the significant other.”

If it is a problem that significant others do not qualify under insurance plans and Social Security benefits and pensions are not granted to significant others while the same is not true of spouses, then perhaps the laws, regulations, etc. for insurance and Social Security should be changed.

When Blacks were discriminated against they did not change the definition of race so that blacks and whites were included in the same definition. They changed the laws, regulations, etc. that were discriminatory.


29 posted on 02/08/2012 12:15:44 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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