Skip to comments.Obama expands government benefits for gay couples
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.
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We are heading to the point where heterosexual people will be abnormal, being homosexual will be the preferred lifestyle choice in the future.
Does he want Reggie to be allowed to be ......................Oh never mind
King of the Homos I guess. Isn’t that sweet?
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!
Executive order: Bury ‘gay’ spouses in vet cemeteries
VA, Social Security expand benefits to same-sex unions
All gay all the time with this guy.
There’s nothing to understand - the United States is gone.
Amen. Come soon please, Lord Jesus.
Anything to destroy everything good about the United States.
Who would have ever thought that America would be compared to Sodom and Gomorrah and the sinful condition of Noahs day? And yet in the years that I have been on this planet the slide downhill has been breathtaking.
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!
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!
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