Houston city workers file suit seeking equal benefits for same-sex spouses

  • metta

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    Dec 27, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    Houston city workers file suit seeking equal benefits for same-sex spouses


    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/12/houston-city-workers-file-suit-seeking-equal-benefits-for-same-sex-spouses/
  • Markguy

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    Dec 27, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    This is just bizarre. A lesbian mayor does the right thing by extending same-sex couple benefits, gets stopped by the courts, then is sued because the courts stopped her.
  • madsexy

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    Dec 27, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    Markguy saidThis is just bizarre. A lesbian mayor does the right thing by extending same-sex couple benefits, gets stopped by the courts, then is sued because the courts stopped her.

    It's Texas - bizarre is a given! icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 27, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    As a Texan, I'm afraid our politics are often bizarre.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • BillandChuck

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    Dec 27, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    scholargrowingmuscle saidAs a Texan, I'm afraid our politics are often bizarre.icon_rolleyes.gif

    It's not just Texas politics which are bizarre; most politics are bizarre! And change is a tough road with many ruts. Ultimately the legality will overcome the procedural opportunities for delay; in the meantime those who have brought suit to move this to its rightful culmination in equality are to be commended, and we should all support and pursue the same.
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    Dec 27, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    Thanks BillandChuck,

    Texas has so many hurdles to equal rights. Of course, work is here my kids and grandkids and overall enjoy a good life.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 28, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    scholargrowingmuscle saidThanks BillandChuck,

    Texas has so many hurdles to equal rights. Of course, work is here my kids and grandkids and overall enjoy a good life.
    Texas will never have equal rights. It will always be a red, republican state of NARROW MINDED, BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS. I am so glad to be out of that giant sized bigoted backwater.
  • metta

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    Jan 03, 2014 5:09 PM GMT
    UPDATE:


    Federal judge refuses to halt same-sex benefits for Houston city employees
    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/01/federal-judge-refuses-to-halt-same-sex-benefits-for-houston-city-employees/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 03, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
    metta8 saidUPDATE:


    Federal judge refuses to halt same-sex benefits for Houston city employees
    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/01/federal-judge-refuses-to-halt-same-sex-benefits-for-houston-city-employees/
    That is the only possible way that same sex couples will get anything in TexASS, through federal court action.
  • BillandChuck

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    Jan 20, 2014 1:19 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    scholargrowingmuscle saidThanks BillandChuck,

    Texas has so many hurdles to equal rights. Of course, work is here my kids and grandkids and overall enjoy a good life.
    Texas will never have equal rights. It will always be a red, republican state of NARROW MINDED, BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS. I am so glad to be out of that giant sized bigoted backwater.

    File that one under "short memories" (or "unlearned history", in other words just moronic). In fact, of the 48 governors in Texas' history, 39 of them have been Democrats. While the past two governors (Bush and Perry) are Republicans, in fact, since 1900, 22 of 26 governors were Democrats, Democrats held the governor's office continuously from 1874 to 1979.