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Letter: Fairness should be for everyone, not just a few

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Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 12:00 am

It was brought to my attention in reading a union contract that two people living together, such as a gay or lesbian relationship, gets the same rights to a pension as a husband or wife. So be it, since so many of our country feels that way.

However, this is a very discriminating policy when we think of all the non-gay or non-lesbian couples living together, who for some reason don’t want to get married. The IRS won’t honor that as a tax deduction.

Some states used to call it a common-law marriage after so many years, and they were accepted as married for all legal reasons. That used to be seven years, but the gays and lesbians get rights immediately.

How the country has changed over the last two decades.

Scott Anderson

Lodi

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3 comments:

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:06 am on Mon, Mar 10, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    So, Mr. Robins, you believe that gays and lesbians are condemned in the eyes of God and should be denied their legal rights here on earth.

    Gotta love those fanatical Christians and their twisted thinking.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 6:39 pm on Sat, Mar 8, 2014.

    Walt Posts: 1117

    "It was brought to my attention..."

    That you're not paying attention...

    To the rights of the individual, Scott.

    They have the same rights as you. "We" all have the freedom to choose: who, how and when.

    "We" also have the right to share an opinion but expressing it here is a privelge. You've already accepted the reality. "So be it" and now expressed your displeasure. OK

    Fortunately...

    "We" don't have the right to deny others their rights.

    [smile]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 6:58 am on Sat, Mar 8, 2014.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Poor Scott Anderson! Not willing to commit to marriage? Gay and Lesbian couples only get the "benefits" you think are only available to them "immediately" if THEY GET MARRIED.

    SO GET MARRIED!

    Or, you could enter into a "Domestic Partnership" that gives you the rights you are looking for without the COMMITMENT of marriage.

    This complaint is so laughable.

     

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