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Gay military widow not getting death benefits
wtkr.com ^ | 03/13/2013

Posted on 03/14/2014 10:22:50 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Edited on 03/14/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Tracy Dice Johnson goes to bed each night dreaming about her wife Donna Johnson.

She misses her most around the holidays, especially St. Patrick’s Day — the day they first met — and Valentine’s Day, their wedding anniversary.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abnormalpsychology; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; lesbianism; notbreakingnews; samesexmarriage
I'm really suprised the VA hasn't just ignored state law and ordered survivor benefits; but for now...

This is the right thing to do.

1 posted on 03/14/2014 10:22:50 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Not a widow because... never married


2 posted on 03/14/2014 10:26:15 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Responsibility2nd
Now wait a minute.
I thought it "Wasn't about money" - it was about "Loving who you wanted to"...
3 posted on 03/14/2014 10:26:16 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING?...................


4 posted on 03/14/2014 10:27:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sorry she lost a friend, but a woman can NOT have a wife. Impossible.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 10:29:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Responsibility2nd

She can cry me a river. There are many combat veterans not getting disability benefits.

Some who are spouses, whose survivor benefits were promised legally, and renege don by Paul Ryan and his dem friends.

THey can publicize that and, when solved, attend to this non issue, that was decided on in a court of law, same as disability benefits and spouse benefits.

UGH


6 posted on 03/14/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Responsibility2nd
I'm sure she got the life insurance as we can assume for her deep love, she was made the beneficiary.

But if not...then it may be that family (blood) gets any benefits.

And to date, she has not been denied..only says her case is under review.

7 posted on 03/14/2014 10:30:14 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Responsibility2nd

It all comes down to the bennies......


8 posted on 03/14/2014 10:33:51 AM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Responsibility2nd

seeing both are women there never was a real marriage, and so she isn’t dreaming about a “wife”.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 10:46:52 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope this answers the question of “how does gay marriage hurt anyone else?” Because we’re being made to pay for it, through military benefits and inevitably through Social Security.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 11:07:07 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: Responsibility2nd
Tracy Dice Johnson goes to bed each night dreaming about her wife Donna Johnson.

This is what pretends to be a news story in America today.

11 posted on 03/14/2014 11:08:30 AM PDT by madprof98
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I hope this answers the question of “how does gay marriage hurt anyone else?” Because we’re being made to pay for it, through military benefits and inevitably through Social Security.

Not to mention benefits to "spouses" of millions of civil "servants".

12 posted on 03/14/2014 11:10:47 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Unmarried widows” don’t get benefits either


13 posted on 03/14/2014 11:12:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Responsibility2nd
Tracy Dice Johnson goes to bed each night dreaming about her wife Donna Johnson.

Article begins with a bald-faced lie. Why should I believe ANYTHING this "reporter" pukes up?

14 posted on 03/14/2014 11:14:03 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Responsibility2nd
Hang in there, Tracy. The Supreme Court will fix it soon.

15 posted on 03/14/2014 11:14:14 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I presume that the surviving pets are also not receiving a death benefit.

Why? Because there wasn’t a dependent relationship as recognmized by law.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 11:15:03 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have an idea. Get psychiatric help. Find out whatever messed you up early in life and work on that. When you’re all better, go find a man and get married for real.


17 posted on 03/14/2014 11:16:05 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Viennacon
Not a widow because... never married

Exactly. This is the main reason they are pushing for legalization of gay marriage. They want the Med benefits, the life insurance payouts, the recognition in Probate courts, etc, etc, etc.

It's not a feel-good issue. It is strictly financial.

18 posted on 03/14/2014 11:17:38 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do I really need ot use the sarcasm tag?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Money grubbing God-haters.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 11:18:59 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Responsibility2nd
her wife Donna Johnson.

If she had a wife, wouldn't she be a widower?

And if you like girls, and you are a girl, then why is one a husband and one a wife? The wife shouldn't be wanting a husband. And the husband should be wanting to be a husband. Right?

This is so confusing.

20 posted on 03/14/2014 11:19:00 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The government pyramid scheme is unsustainable.

Everybody wants to collect government checks for a living.

21 posted on 03/14/2014 11:27:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

PUKE!!!

25 years ago this article would have been considered pornography!


22 posted on 03/14/2014 11:27:37 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
It's like those "transgender" victimhood articles in which the author uses the pronouns matching the fantasy "identifies with" gender. The sob stories appear more as a pretext for openly exchanging plain truth for lies, as if truth is discerned not by objective reality, physical proof, or any other legitimate verification process, but by whatever the beast system says it is.

Those holding fast to the truth see a phrase like "gay military widow" and can't possibility take it seriously. Worse yet, is knowing that the mere existence and use of such descriptions means that time is short. God himself is going to have to intervene stat before the towers of lies collapse of their own dead weight and sweep away the righteous in the rolling tsunami of debris.

The convoluted crazy talk as least serves the purpose of clearly identifying those who serve and swallow up lies and attempt to force feed them to others.

23 posted on 03/14/2014 11:38:49 AM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Viennacon

The ‘dream’ is exactly that and will remain so regardless of corruption of the law.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 11:44:30 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: xzins

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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I suspect Mr. Lincoln also had the answers to what to call the widow of a woman who died.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 11:45:16 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They were married where it was legal, although they were residents of North Carolina, the hurdle to her getting federal benefits won’t last long, my guess is that the feds have been recognizing or refusing the legality of the marriage itself over the centuries, not this kind of hair splitting.


26 posted on 03/14/2014 2:09:19 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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