Partners of federal employees, benefits.
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|Tue, 04-01-2003 - 10:25am|
Good idea? Bad idea?
Could this be abused?
Should bene's only be received to partners in a legal marriage? If yes. Do you approve of gay LEGAL marriage?
>"Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Lieberman said Monday that he will push a Senate bill that would extend benefits to partners of gay federal employees.
The legislation would give domestic partners the same benefits available to spouses of federal employees, including life and health insurance, retirement pay and compensation for on-the-job injuries. Domestic partners could be gay or straight, as long as they file an affidavit saying they are living together in a committed, intimate relationship, but are not married.
The legislation was introduced last year by Minnesota's Democratic Sens. Mark Dayton and Paul Wellstone, who died last fall in a plane crash. Lieberman, who is running for president, said he will pick up where Wellstone left off in pressing for the bill."< (More)