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Obama expands government benefits for gay couples
AOL ^ | 6 20 2014 | Unknown

Posted on 06/20/2014 7:22:13 PM PDT by combat_boots

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after the Supreme Court struck down a law barring federal recognition of gay marriages, the Obama administration granted an array of new benefits Friday to same-sex couples, including those who live in states where gay marriage is against the law.

The new measures range from Social Security and veterans benefits to work leave for caring for sick spouses. They are part of President Barack Obama's efforts to expand whatever protections he can offer to gays and lesbians even though more than half of the states don't recognize gay marriage. That effort has been confounded by laws that say some benefits should be conferred only to couples whose marriages are recognized by the states where they live, rather than the states where they were married.

Aiming to circumvent that issue, the Veterans Affairs Department will start letting gay people who tell the government they are married to a veteran to be buried alongside them in a national cemetery, drawing on the VA's authority to waive the usual marriage requirement.

In a similar move, the Social Security Administration will start processing some survivor and death benefits for those in same-sex relationships who live in states that don't recognize gay marriage. Nineteen states plus the District of Columbia currently recognize gay marriage, although court challenges to gay marriage bans are pending in many states.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; duplicate; freepmuch; search; vets
This includes being able to be buried in veterans' cemeteries alongside 'partners.' I really don't understand.
1 posted on 06/20/2014 7:22:13 PM PDT by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

We are heading to the point where heterosexual people will be abnormal, being homosexual will be the preferred lifestyle choice in the future.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 7:33:38 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: combat_boots

Does he want Reggie to be allowed to be ......................Oh never mind


3 posted on 06/20/2014 7:33:58 PM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Foolsgold

King of the Homos I guess. Isn’t that sweet?


4 posted on 06/20/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: combat_boots

But you had to be gay married to do it! Being the brother of a vet doesn’t qualify, for instance....

SOME day it will dawn on We The People that We’ve Been Had!


5 posted on 06/20/2014 7:52:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: combat_boots
g-o
6 posted on 06/20/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: combat_boots

Executive order: Bury ‘gay’ spouses in vet cemeteries

VA, Social Security expand benefits to same-sex unions

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/gay-spouses-can-join-vets-in-national-cemeteries/#VZObArm11QobQhy0.99


7 posted on 06/20/2014 8:13:28 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

All gay all the time with this guy.


8 posted on 06/20/2014 8:40:18 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56

By their fruits ye shall know them (no pun intended there, either).


9 posted on 06/21/2014 1:03:20 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 444Flyer; Diana in Wisconsin; svcw; Esther Ruth; GiovannaNicoletta; Diogenesis; EternalVigilance; ..

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+17%3A26-32&version=KJV

Luke 17:26-32

King James Version (KJV)

26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;

29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

31 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

32 Remember Lot’s wife.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 1:08:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: combat_boots

There’s nothing to understand - the United States is gone.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 1:10:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: F15Eagle

Amen. Come soon please, Lord Jesus.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 4:37:35 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: combat_boots

Anything to destroy everything good about the United States.


13 posted on 06/21/2014 6:16:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: F15Eagle

Who would have ever thought that America would be compared to Sodom and Gomorrah and the sinful condition of Noah’s day? And yet in the years that I have been on this planet the slide downhill has been breathtaking.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 1:20:32 PM PDT by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: F15Eagle

My consolation is remembering that Noah, Lot, and their families were removed before God’s wrath was felt. We must be getting mighty close to the Rapture!


15 posted on 06/21/2014 5:26:09 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

I pray that is correct. I am definitely pre-trib but can admit where some things don’t look that way. But that’s a whole ‘nother discussion. For the record, I am pre-trib for a few reasons.


16 posted on 06/21/2014 8:25:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

In the Hebrew version of Gen 19 the angel tells Lot that the judgment of Sodom cannot begin until he and his family are gone. Think about it, it CANNOT begin!


17 posted on 06/22/2014 4:53:21 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

And the door was shut to the Ark (referenced in the NT), IIRC, before the rain came.

Now I gotta go look.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 6:20:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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