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    Gay spouse given health benefits in U.S. court case

    Okay, interesting, maybe significant...but the real reason I posted is:

    Tell me you didn't have to read her spouse's name twice!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...81L25C20120222

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    Let the gays have benefits. They're legally married like anybody else, they're entitled to the same benefits. No real arguement there.

    The name was damn funny!!!!! I threw an L in there by accident while reading.

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    It definitely made me look twice. It would have been funnier if the name was Mike Hunt.

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    Re: Gay spouse given health benefits in U.S. court case

    Quote Originally Posted by Measure Man View Post
    Okay, interesting, maybe significant...but the real reason I posted is:

    Tell me you didn't have to read her spouse's name twice!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...81L25C20120222
    One thing I was surprised about was the plaintiff worked as a staff attorney for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for several years. I wonder if the judges knew her and if they had to review the rules to see if there was a conflict of interest.

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    Re: Gay spouse given health benefits in U.S. court case

    Quote Originally Posted by Measure Man View Post
    Okay, interesting, maybe significant...but the real reason I posted is:

    Tell me you didn't have to read her spouse's name twice!

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...81L25C20120222
    Oh, that is too funny!
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    She was destined from birth to bat for the other team.

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    Re: Gay spouse given health benefits in U.S. court case

    Obama will not fight suit for same-sex benefits

    By Andrew Tilghman - Staff writer
    Posted : Monday Feb 20, 2012 11:50:37 EST

    The Obama administration will not oppose a lawsuit seeking military benefits for same-sex military couples because government lawyers believe the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits benefits for gay couples, is unconstitutional.

    The lawsuit at issue was filed last year by current and former service members who were legally married in states that allow same-sex marriage.

    The current and former troops are demanding ... Read the rest of the post here.

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    Should same-sex military couples be allowed to collect military benefits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommunityEditor View Post
    Obama will not fight suit for same-sex benefits

    By Andrew Tilghman - Staff writer
    Posted : Monday Feb 20, 2012 11:50:37 EST

    The Obama administration will not oppose a lawsuit seeking military benefits for same-sex military couples because government lawyers believe the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits benefits for gay couples, is unconstitutional.

    The lawsuit at issue was filed last year by current and former service members who were legally married in states that allow same-sex marriage.

    The current and former troops are demanding ... Read the rest of the post here.

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    Should same-sex military couples be allowed to collect military benefits?
    No. But same-sex, legally married military couples should.
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    ^^^

    What he said.

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    Re: Gay spouse given health benefits in U.S. court case

    Ok, I know this doesn't fit EXACTLY but.... Came across this article and am not sure how a spouses club can be forced to admit gay "partners" if they can't legally get married in that state...

    http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/20...pouses-010913/

    Does that mean that a heterosexual can get the same privileges for their boyfriend/girlfriend?
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