Arizona and Domestic Partner Benefits

  • creature

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    Jul 24, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    The thuggish federal government, which doesn't give a damn about the livelihood of the people of Arizona, has blocked Arizona from enacting House Bill 2013, which would prevent coverage to domestic partners. U.S. District Judge John Sedwick issued the injunction based on the bill's violation of the constitution.

    Jan Brewer, the high priestess and Arizona's lord and savior, signed the bill in 2009. The state is considering an appeal.

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/07/23/20100723arizona-domestic-parter-benefits-ruling.html
  • rnch

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    Jul 24, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    i wonder what our favorite Arizonian and staunch Repblican, curiousjock, has to say about this?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 24, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    Good, Arizona rightfully deserves it. Enacting a bill that would prevent domestic partner coverage that sounds loony right wing to me. Arizona has become too conservative for its own good. I applaud the federal government for preventing this bill from becoming law.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 24, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    rnch saidi wonder what our favorite Arizonian and staunch Repblican, curiousjock, has to say about this?



    Well, obviously, I am glad the judge blocked this and I hope that the state does not appeal his decision. Any law that would keep domestic partners from having health care benefits would not be a good thing. To be clear, Mch (and I have said this over and over again), I am NOT a "staunch Republican". I consider myself more of an Independent with conservative views on some matters, liberal views on others. I am not staunchly anything.
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    Jul 24, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    rnch saidi wonder what our favorite Arizonian and staunch Repblican, curiousjock, has to say about this?



    Well, obviously, I am glad the judge blocked this and I hope that the state does not appeal his decision. Any law that would keep domestic partners from having health care benefits would not be a good thing. To be clear, Mch (and I have said this over and over again), I am NOT a "staunch Republican". I consider myself more of an Independent with conservative views on some matters, liberal views on others. I am not staunchly anything.


    Well said
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    Jul 25, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    sdgman said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    rnch saidi wonder what our favorite Arizonian and staunch Repblican, curiousjock, has to say about this?



    Well, obviously, I am glad the judge blocked this and I hope that the state does not appeal his decision. Any law that would keep domestic partners from having health care benefits would not be a good thing. To be clear, Mch (and I have said this over and over again), I am NOT a "staunch Republican". I consider myself more of an Independent with conservative views on some matters, liberal views on others. I am not staunchly anything.


    Well said


    So, you're for laws that protect you and your rights, but against laws that do the same for brown people. Okay. Got it. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 25, 2010 4:14 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    sdgman said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    rnch saidi wonder what our favorite Arizonian and staunch Repblican, curiousjock, has to say about this?



    Well, obviously, I am glad the judge blocked this and I hope that the state does not appeal his decision. Any law that would keep domestic partners from having health care benefits would not be a good thing. To be clear, Mch (and I have said this over and over again), I am NOT a "staunch Republican". I consider myself more of an Independent with conservative views on some matters, liberal views on others. I am not staunchly anything.


    Well said


    So, you're for laws that protect you and your rights, but against laws that do the same for brown people. Okay. Got it. icon_rolleyes.gif



    And he's gay but he votes for politicians that vote against equal rights for gays.
    Like he'll do yet again when he votes for Jan Brewer this Nov.
    Okay.
    Got it.
  • calibro

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    Jul 25, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair said
    sdgman said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    rnch saidi wonder what our favorite Arizonian and staunch Repblican, curiousjock, has to say about this?



    Well, obviously, I am glad the judge blocked this and I hope that the state does not appeal his decision. Any law that would keep domestic partners from having health care benefits would not be a good thing. To be clear, Mch (and I have said this over and over again), I am NOT a "staunch Republican". I consider myself more of an Independent with conservative views on some matters, liberal views on others. I am not staunchly anything.


    Well said


    I agree with curiousjockaz.


    you do realize you're all guilty of the nirvana fallacy?
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    Jul 25, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    So, you're for laws that protect you and your rights, but against laws that do the same for brown people. Okay. Got it. icon_rolleyes.gif



    No, actually, based on that statement, I don't think you've "got it" at all. Immigration laws are NOT against "brown people", but rather they are against "Illegal Aliens" -- regardless of their color.
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    Jul 25, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 said
    So, you're for laws that protect you and your rights, but against laws that do the same for brown people. Okay. Got it. icon_rolleyes.gif



    No, actually, based on that statement, I don't think you've "got it" at all. Immigration laws are NOT against "brown people", but rather they are against "Illegal Aliens" -- regardless of their color.



    Not immigration laws that are unenforceable without illegally using racial profiling.
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    Jul 25, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair said
    rickrick91 said
    Christian73 said
    sdgman said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    rnch saidi wonder what our favorite Arizonian and staunch Repblican, curiousjock, has to say about this?



    Well, obviously, I am glad the judge blocked this and I hope that the state does not appeal his decision. Any law that would keep domestic partners from having health care benefits would not be a good thing. To be clear, Mch (and I have said this over and over again), I am NOT a "staunch Republican". I consider myself more of an Independent with conservative views on some matters, liberal views on others. I am not staunchly anything.


    Well said


    So, you're for laws that protect you and your rights, but against laws that do the same for brown people. Okay. Got it. icon_rolleyes.gif



    And he's gay but he votes for politicians that vote against equal rights for gays.
    Like he'll do yet again when he votes for Jan Brewer this Nov.
    Okay.
    Got it.


    Like what? Gay marriage?



    Like the repeal of DADT.
    Only 5 Republicans voted for equal rights for gays.
    229 Democrats voted for equal rights for gays.

    http://www.queerthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/05/us-house-passes-repeal-of-dadt.html