Skip to comments.What My Accounting Class Taught Me About Same-Sex Benefits
Posted on 11/09/2013 8:07:50 AM PST by James R. Aist
The point of the story is this: is the real issue being debated by these city governments one of effort or relationship? In other words, is it an issue of equal benefits for an equal effort in the workplace or is it one of equal benefits for equal relationships? The following example shows why it is not really an issue of equal benefits for equal effort.
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I know a gay guy who is an executive with a company. His take on benefits is that if the couple is legally married, then okay. But if they’re just living together, then no.
Common law marriage?
“Common law marriage?”
In Florida, at least, Common Law marriage was eliminated by the Legislature in 1968. But, my guess is that if its legal between man and woman that this guy (gay) would say it’s legal for two same-sex people. (I was actually very surprised that he wasn’t even more liberal. But he’s responsible for profit at his company too.)
Liberals don’t do well in things like accounting or engineering if they let their political views interfere with reality.
The last space shuttle disaster are a great case in point.
Two issues appear to arise.
1) Monogamy vs multiple marriage relationships.
Give them what they want and since they have 1000s of relationships vs heterosexual marital monogamy, let their former pals sue each other for palimony.
From just plain common sense (secular), and the prohibition of male homosexuality in Torah (sacred), the issue is settled for me. It won’t change.
Then it comes down to how one defines “marriage”, doesn’t it? Hence the push to redefine marriage.
If somebody claims that they’re gay, how do you prove that? Do you go to your doctor and get a note? Do you have to take pictures of you involved sexual acts?
Think how hard they dig with marriages between U.S citizen and a citizen from another country.
Now think how little they’ll dig on same sex mariages. There is going to be a lot of same sex marriages that are in reality, scams for benefits, citizenship or similar.
Right- I ‘M retired with a Gov’t pension. I’m married but my wife and I don’t live together. She can’t share my health benefits Yet if I bring some guy into my house he can then be entitled to my health benefit. INSANE
Marriage is, at it’s essence, a contract for procreation.
In Malachi it says, “The Lord God hates divorce. And why? Because he was seeking Godly offspring.” The purpose of marriage is raising children. All other reasons aside, marriage provides a contract consistent with child rearing.
The reason why, as a society, we decided on benefits for spouses and children is to further child rearing. Take that out of the equation and benefits don’t make economic sense.
Add in gov’t manipulation like being Uncle Daddy and manipulating the benefits markets and the result will be, inside a generation, that if any employee benefits are given at all, they’ll be just for the employee.
Providing same sex benefits make no economic sense and it doesnt fill a pressing social imperative.