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Domestic partner benefits violate same-sex ban, attorney general rules [Texas]
Austin American Statesman ^ | April 29, 2013 | Chuck Lindell

Posted on 04/30/2013 8:00:22 AM PDT by fwdude

The Texas Constitution bans the city of Austin, Travis County and area school districts from offering domestic partner benefits to employees in same-sex relationships, according to a legal opinion released Monday by Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Domestic partnerships, as recognized by the local governments, are close enough to the definition of marriage to violate a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions that 76 percent of Texas voters approved in 2005, the opinion stated.

(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; benefits; domesticpartner; homosexualagenda; marriage; samesexrelationships; traviscounty
Good news out of Texas. These contentious issues, with cities openly violating our Marriage Amendment, needed to be addressed. This is a big step toward doing so.
1 posted on 04/30/2013 8:00:22 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

Need to crackdown on this crap


2 posted on 04/30/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I’ll be helping to do just that. Will be making a formal complain to the AG about Fort Worth’s policy.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 8:06:24 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Sodomy is no basis for marriage. Homosexuals simply want to screw employers out of healthcare benefits. If employers did not offer those benefits the homosexuals would never have brought up trying to call each other “spouses”. It has always been about the money. It started during the early 1980’s when AIDS was in full swing and homosexuals didn’t have health care coverage so they wanted “spousal benefits” to get it.


4 posted on 04/30/2013 8:22:44 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: fwdude

Thank you Greg Abbott!


5 posted on 04/30/2013 8:23:20 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: fwdude
NYS...We've been giving 'partners' benefits for a long time. It started in a very wealthy area...you might say the local and state politicians were bought and paid for...

How did Cuomo advertise the quest for gay marriage in NYS...it will provide economic benefits. Apparently they have big weddings and honeymoon in NYC..

6 posted on 04/30/2013 8:26:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: austinaero

Hopefully, our next governor.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 8:28:06 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Funny, I don’t know of any state that has “weddings and honeymoons” as their prime economic activity. It’s a red herring.


8 posted on 04/30/2013 8:40:17 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Hopefully, our next governor.”

He would make a great governor but then we would lose the best Attorney General in all of the 50 states. Because of that I would rather he’d stay as AG.

I am more worried about Dewhurst and Patterson. Although Patterson is fiscally conservative, like most Republicans in Austin he socially sides with Democrats and wants to increase the guest worker program substantially. Next election in Texas IMO may very well determine whether Texas turns Blue.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 8:41:26 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

I don’t know how we survived Ann Richards.

Well, maybe we WERE mortally wounded by that administration.


10 posted on 04/30/2013 8:45:54 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: austinaero
Greg Abbott for Governor.
11 posted on 04/30/2013 9:03:06 AM PDT by servantboy777
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12 posted on 04/30/2013 9:06:41 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: fwdude

I don’t know how we survived Ann Richards.”

You mean Ms. Big Hair? A whole lot has changed in the 17 years since she was governor. 9/11, the growth of the internet and loss of privacy, open borders, Federal government and entitlement growth, libs from other states moving to Texas, the Gay movement, downfall of morals.....

No other large state with such a huge population has been able to retain any resemblance to being Conservative - either fiscally or socially. Seems like Austin makes a jab at the fiscal responsibility but socially they are in the toilet as far as I am concerned, and it has spread to our members of Congress in DC.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 12:59:31 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: fwdude

Ooh, my company is going to hate this.

Gonna have to re-do insurance for ~2000 Austinites.


14 posted on 04/30/2013 1:01:39 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Oh, just school districts. Should have read a little closer.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 1:02:16 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Only political entities: school districts, cities, counties, etc.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 1:27:09 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I don’t think the liberals have heard about this yet... all’s quiet outside.


17 posted on 04/30/2013 1:51:40 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: fwdude

The comments are fun :)


18 posted on 04/30/2013 3:00:21 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Yeah, Austin is our San FranFreako.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 3:09:56 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

If they want to throw away their money on non-procreative relationships I have half a mind to tell them go ahead. Just don’t wast state money on such dead-end unions.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 3:27:54 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

Exactly, turn the argument around on them: how the hell can we raise taxes from non-created taxpayers from non-heteros?


21 posted on 04/30/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

“Exactly, turn the argument around on them: how the hell can we raise taxes from non-created taxpayers from non-heteros?”

That is precisely the point that we must make again and again without failing. The reason we support marriage is not out of charity or tradition but securing stable reproductive units for the propose of producing the next generation.

We have no self-interest in non-reproductive units as they produce nothing we need.


22 posted on 04/30/2013 9:42:16 PM PDT by Monorprise
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