I know I’ll draw fire for this, but govt should get out of the marriage business, and let insurance companies cover people as they wish without the threat of the damn govt. There’s no reason for this kind of commie crap.
It’s a federal worker, arguing about federal benefits. How exactly is the government supposed to stay out of it?
It’s not government money paying for these health insurance policies, it’s taxpayer money (i.e., *our* money). Members of Congress, as our representatives, approved a law in 1996 so that same-sex “marriages” from one state would not have to be recognized by other states or by the federal government, which law was needed that we wouldn’t be forced to subsidize health insurance for same-sex “spouses” of federal employees.
The federal government isn’t acting as a regulator when it purchases health insurance for federal employees and their legal spouses; it is acting as an employer and a market participant. What do you suggest, that the insurance companies who provide employer-paid health insurance to federal employees cover whatever they want and whoever they want and just pass the bill to the taxpayers? So long as we have employer-paid health insurance, the employer has to agree to who and what is covered, and in the case of federal workers, U.S. taxpayers, acting through our elected representatives, are the employers. I don’t want to pay for someone’s health insurance just because she entered into a same-sex “marriage” with a federal employee. Do you?
Got a better idea.. How about government employees stop looting my money and pay for their own damn health care? Then there's no worry as to coverage for Fido or Freddie...
One Nation under God & Unalienable Rights endowed from our Creator...
The government is attempting to replace God and by doing so attempting to take away our freedom.
The government should acknowledge what God has already defined regarding marriage. NOT become a bystander as you suggest. It is only a government that acknowledges God that as well acknowledges its limits.