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Obama favors sick leave for gay couples
The Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2014

Posted on 06/21/2014 8:42:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday.

President Obama is directing the Labor Department to start drafting rules making clear that the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to same-sex couples, allowing gay and lesbian employees to take unpaid leave to care for a sick spouse regardless of where they live. The move comes three years after the Obama administration stopped defending the Defense of Marriage Act, which lets states refuse to recognize gay marriages performed in other states....

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; obama; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 06/21/2014 8:42:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They would qualify.


2 posted on 06/21/2014 8:43:39 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

Referring to the headline.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 8:45:13 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
THE OBAMA DOCTRINE


4 posted on 06/21/2014 8:48:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree.

“You’re sick, please leave.”


5 posted on 06/21/2014 8:51:42 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Iron Munro



6 posted on 06/21/2014 8:52:11 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sure do appreciate our Constitution’s Third Amendment.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 8:52:28 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AIDS, the forever illness.


8 posted on 06/21/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Chode

BOy this thread really make my gaydar on high red alert

Only thing is somebody should photoshop Obama on Sulu body waving that sword in Star Trek LOL!


9 posted on 06/21/2014 8:57:04 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s good...... they can die from AIDS together at home


10 posted on 06/21/2014 8:58:27 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would he NOT be for that? I mean, just sayin’...........


11 posted on 06/21/2014 8:58:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SevenofNine
LOLOLOL!!!! on guard....
12 posted on 06/21/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SevenofNine

I don’t have no GAYdar....I only have MANdar and he don’t show up on it.


13 posted on 06/21/2014 9:00:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AIDS-leave
STD-leave
Sorebutthole-leave


14 posted on 06/21/2014 9:02:01 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why, does Obama have a sickness we haven’t heard about yet?


15 posted on 06/21/2014 9:02:13 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Iron Munro

I’d laugh, but it’s true.


16 posted on 06/21/2014 9:03:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Gaffer


17 posted on 06/21/2014 9:05:10 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Chode

18 posted on 06/21/2014 9:05:35 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Iron Munro

Priceless.


19 posted on 06/21/2014 9:05:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Chode

AM I right about it

OH MAN LOL!


20 posted on 06/21/2014 9:08:46 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Iron Munro

Hey if I was a dude having Michelle as wife

I be hitting Columbia snow with Reggie Love all the time get away from her LOL!


21 posted on 06/21/2014 9:09:38 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, that’d be like .... forever.....


22 posted on 06/21/2014 9:11:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m getting sick of this piecemeal legislation just to appease the left. Why don’t they just declare a Civil Union designation that addresses all the points of concern for gay couples, and be done with it? I’m mature enough to accept that they exist and have rights, I just don’t want them to screw up the gender-defined legal roles of husband/father/wife/mother. That’s why they need a separate legal designation, instead of redefining civil marriage to one-size-fits-all.

My other problem is that most of their complaints apply to single people, not gay people. I’m a divorced bachelor and loving it (my responsibility is to look after my parents) but man-oh-manicotti are there ever limitations on the rights of single people. For example, under the family medical leave act, literally nobody has the legal right to miss work and look after me if I get sick, not even blood relatives. How is that fair?

The same goes for inheritance, taxation, adoption, hospital visitation, and the exhorbitant school taxes I pay as a property owner for a service I don’t even consume. None of that is fair to single people.

If gay people want a level playing field, they should start with making it fair to be a bachelor, whether you’re male, female, or somewhere in between. That would iron out most of their legal & taxation issues. Then we can talk about their other pet peeves such as who is Spouse A and Spouse B.


23 posted on 06/21/2014 9:12:07 AM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: RaveOn
I’m getting sick of this piecemeal legislation just to appease the left.

Obama has a plan to address your concerns about piecemeal social change.

He will soon be issuing an Executive Order making homosexualism mandatory for everyone.....


24 posted on 06/21/2014 9:18:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse

Production will be down on Mondays due to sore butt syndrome.


25 posted on 06/21/2014 9:20:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: RaveOn
SO you expect your co-workers to take up your slack and work harder to
give you a paycheck because you want sick leave for yourself or
another person?

You need to go back and read the header for this board. In before the ZOT~!

26 posted on 06/21/2014 9:22:08 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Moonman62
100%
27 posted on 06/21/2014 9:26:56 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One other thought: it has always occurred to me that in order to be eligible for these special rights, gay people would be forced to “come out” to the government and employer.

So I’ve always suspected that it is the uber-leftist militant Pink Mafia who are dangling these carrots to force the “outing” of all homosexuals, many or most of whom would no doubt prefer to live their lives in private. But here’s the conundrum: if you don’t come out, you don’t get the rights.

How many closeted gays would be willing to trade their privacy for civil rights?


28 posted on 06/21/2014 9:27:41 AM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: MaxMax

Read it yourself, the issue is the right to take UNPAID leave to care for a family member without losing your job:

“President Obama is directing the Labor Department to start drafting rules making clear that the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to same-sex couples, allowing gay and lesbian employees to take unpaid leave to care for a sick spouse regardless of where they live.”

As a straight bachelor, I can’t do this and nobody can do it for me. Where are my rights? Expanding the definition to include gay couples doesn’t help my situation at all, it just further marginalizes me.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 9:38:04 AM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: SevenofNine

mr. mulato is always up for a waving sword!


30 posted on 06/21/2014 9:46:16 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MaxMax

I pose this question to the group.

What are you willing to give up to make the madness stop? Because there is only one way to stop this. Win the senate in 2014. And the only way to do that is get out and vote.

We have the best person to save this country in Ted Cruz. We have great senators and congressmen to support Cruz. And all we have to do to change the country back is get the majority in both house and senate.

Frankly, we don’t have another 3 years to hope that some Conservative will emerge from the pack, get the nomination and beat whichever rat the media decides will be the next President. We need to do whatever it takes to get the majority, then turn loose the conservatives and end the madness.

We need to out Alinsky Alinsky.


31 posted on 06/21/2014 9:49:57 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Iron Munro

Hey, can I take leave to take care of my unmarried hetero companion?


32 posted on 06/21/2014 9:51:56 AM PDT by plangent
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To: RaveOn

Excellent points. This is not meant to be flippant toward you at all , but they really don’t care about you. Not that government should be in the fair business anyway, but their agenda is not about fairness as I’m sure you already know. Obama doesn’t care about gays, the environment, women. All those things are tools used to drive stakes into the heart of this country. It comes down to annihilation. It’s that plain, simple, and horrible.


33 posted on 06/21/2014 9:57:21 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Mastador1

LMAO that be funny photoshop LOL!


34 posted on 06/21/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: plangent
Hey, can I take leave to take care of my unmarried hetero companion?

Nope - You're not protected under any anti-discrimination law.

But, if you're a white Christian or conservative, you are most likely to be on the Domestic Terror watch list so keep your head low.


35 posted on 06/21/2014 11:09:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOD he sure is in love with the queers. I’ve never seen anything like it.


36 posted on 06/21/2014 11:09:54 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why should gay couples get a special privilege that heterosexual couples are not entitled too?
37 posted on 06/21/2014 11:26:24 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

gays often require sick leave for throat irritation and hemorrhoids


38 posted on 06/21/2014 11:29:09 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re going to be on sick leave a lot.


39 posted on 06/21/2014 5:36:02 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama also to allow sodomite partners to be buried in national cemetaries all over the country. Marriage not necessary. Obama also to allow social security benefits for homosexual partners, marriage not necessary. Military base housing to allow sodomites to shack up in base housing, or draw BAQ and live off-base with his butt-buddy, marriage not necessary. Now let a straight man and his girlfriend apply for BAQ without being married and they’ll be laughed out of the building.


40 posted on 06/22/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself")
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To: RaveOn

You have no rights. Only the degenerates of America.

http://www.aol.com/article/2014/06/20/obama-expands-government-benefits-for-gay-couples/20917042/


41 posted on 06/22/2014 6:39:49 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself")
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