POLL - Should married gay couples be eligible for the same federal benefits as married straight couples?

  • metta

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    Mar 17, 2011 7:23 AM GMT
    Should married gay couples be eligible for the same federal benefits as married straight couples?

    http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=593846
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    Mar 17, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    FOX UP?

    Hmmmm
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    Mar 17, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    I voted!
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    Mar 17, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    metta8 saidShould married gay couples be eligible for the same federal benefits as married straight couples?

    http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=593846


    Should married couples be eligible for the same benefits as married couples?

    A married couple is a married couple.

    Odd question.
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    Mar 17, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    Upper_Canadian said
    metta8 saidShould married gay couples be eligible for the same federal benefits as married straight couples?

    http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=593846


    Should married couples be eligible for the same benefits as married couples?

    A married couple is a married couple.

    Odd question.
    In this country it's NOT an odd question..
  • tuffguyndc

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    Mar 17, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    aahh yes, why would that be a question?
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    Mar 17, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    the question is because finally the real reason behind the defense of marriage is coming forward. Don't think for a second that insurance companies and other financial institutions (our own govt. included) are not allying with anti-gay marriage groups and aiding the smokescreen of morality that is currently in the discourse. Gay marriage is a financial issue at its core. The impact that allowing us to have equal financial rights, tax benefits, etc far outweighs the "moral risk".
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    Mar 17, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    Bens77 saidthe question is because finally the real reason behind the defense of marriage is coming forward. Don't think for a second that insurance companies and other financial institutions (our own govt. included) are not allying with anti-gay marriage groups and aiding the smokescreen of morality that is currently in the discourse. Gay marriage is a financial issue at its core. The impact that allowing us to have equal financial rights, tax benefits, etc far outweighs the "moral risk".
    It has ALWAYS been a 'financial' issue..
    The thumpers HAVE their bennies and dont want anyone else to enjoy their elitism in it.
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    Mar 17, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    DUH! If they are living together, owning property together, doing everything else married couples are doing, they should be allowed the EXACT same thing!
  • matt13226

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    Mar 17, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    i think they should
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    Mar 17, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    A1EX saidFOX UP?

    Hmmmm


    Fox Upper Peninsula
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    Mar 17, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidI voted!

    But how?
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    Mar 17, 2011 5:06 PM GMT
    heybreaux saidI voted.

    seems like an absurd question, of course "they" do! But this is a FOX news poll after all..

    Votes were at 692, with 53% saying yes and 47% saying no. A slight majority on a conservative site, not bad! icon_lol.gif



    Actually this is the poll of a local Fox affiliate, not Fox News itself. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is quite conservative and I am surprised that 53% are saying yes, but I think it might be because of the poll title- 'Discriminating Against Gay Marriage'. Most don't want to think of themselves as someone who discriminates. I think if this were a Fox News Channel poll, they wouldn't have given that name to the poll.
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    Mar 17, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    mocktwinkie saidI voted!

    But how?
    For social clubs of course!
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    Mar 17, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    mocktwinkie saidI voted!

    But how?


    Umm, for gay equal marriage rights of course.
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    Mar 17, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    heybreaux saidI voted.

    seems like an absurd question, of course "they" do! But this is a FOX news poll after all..

    Votes were at 692, with 53% saying yes and 47% saying no. A slight majority on a conservative site, not bad! icon_lol.gif




    The poll results thus far mirror the sentiment of the country as a whole, rather than the sentiment of the average Fox "News" Repub.
    To get a feel for the sentiment of the average anti-gay right-winger - click on the link and check out the comments posted in response to the article.
    They're ugly as sin.

    Get a load of this "joke" posted by someone:
    "What do you call a gay in a wheelchair? Roll AIDS".
    Hilarious, huh?
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    Mar 17, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    Upper_Canadian said
    metta8 saidShould married gay couples be eligible for the same federal benefits as married straight couples?

    http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=593846


    Should married couples be eligible for the same benefits as married couples?

    A married couple is a married couple.

    Odd question.


    As a pure homosexual, one of the real gays. I want nothing to do with the heterosexual institution of marrage, it's theirs let em have it; albeit one our half brothers have been able to use and abuse.

    What I do want is something that will allow us pure homosexuals the real gays, the same equal benefits, as heterosexuals and our half brothers the bisexual, have, get and have received too; thus bi and gay are not one of the same, we are diffrent! I just don't want it under the heterosexual banner of marrage. So a married couples are straight even if one is bisexual, and not gay.
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    Mar 17, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    Upper_Canadian said
    metta8 saidShould married gay couples be eligible for the same federal benefits as married straight couples?

    http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=593846


    Should married couples be eligible for the same benefits as married couples?

    A married couple is a married couple.

    Odd question.


    Canooks, we do love you guys. If our country was only as accepting.

    Five US states have marriage rights, but none of those gay married couples have federal rights. I.E. if they moved to another of the 45 states or the federal tax code.
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    Mar 17, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
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    Upper_Canadian said
    metta8 saidShould married gay couples be eligible for the same federal benefits as married straight couples?

    http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=593846


    Should married couples be eligible for the same benefits as married couples?

    A married couple is a married couple.

    Odd question.


    Canooks, we do love you guys. If our country was only as accepting.

    Five US states have marriage rights, but none of those gay married couples have federal rights. I.E. if they moved to another of the 45 states or the federal tax code.



    Ah, thanks. Now I understand the question. (matters of state rights vs federal rights are pretty confusing to us up here - our thinking is shaped along a federalist model in which "benefits" and "federal benefits" automatically inure to all provinces.


    (the notion we struggle with most is the concept that the USA is a conglomeration of independant states and not a unified federal entity.


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    Mar 17, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    Should asian married couples have the same benefits as white married couples?

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    Mar 17, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    I love the way some of our half brothers the bisexuals, who have lived the straight lifestyle, had the wives, kids and equality, and now they have made the lifestyle choice to live the gay lifestyle, they scream like wet cats, because they no longer have equality. yet fail to see they are still yards ahead of us pure homosexuals, the real gays, and diffrent too!
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    Mar 17, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidShould asian married couples have the same benefits as white married couples?

    Oh hell no! Thats blasphemous to the republican(thumper) way of life!
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    Mar 17, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    Yes. However, groups like National Organization for Marriage are trying to convince folks that gay marriage is a gathering storm that will force physicians to choose between their faith and their obligation to treat patients, as well as further erode the institution of heterosexual marriage (which has such a high success rate (50%) in the United States icon_rolleyes.gif). Note the use of the phrase "rainbow coalition" in NOM's silly commercial icon_eek.gif. Sounds ambiguously gay to me.

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    Mar 17, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    Should married couples receive more govt benefits than single/unmarried people?
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    Mar 17, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    Should breeders be given more rights, just because they made the lifestyle choice to breed, and pollute the world with their sperm?