pdx_traveler saidI saw an earlier thread about things that someone dislikes about Obama. These seems especially positive. Check it out. I like the guy more and more.
AP source: Same-sex partners to get fed benefits
I have to disagree.
This is the equivalent of:
Your boyfriend going behind your back and barebacking some other guy, giving you herpes and then giving you a gift card for $100. Sure, having a $100 gift card is a positive thing, right?
Obama is stopping short of extending full medical benefits. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-12852.html
The gesture itself shows that he agrees that it is the right thing to do, but in the same vein he will deny medical benefits?
And then.... his campaign sends me an e-mail asking to support his heathcare reform by donating to it? When he says that no American should be without healthcare coverage--its one of his pet causes!
How does it feel to be less than others under the law?
Get Mad and don't put up with this shit!
"Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, wrote a sharply-worded letter to the president, and told the press, "Same-sex couples and their families are not seeking subsidies. We pay taxes equally, contribute to our communities equally, support each other equally, pay equally into Social Security, and participate equally in our democracy. Equal protection is not a handout. It is our right as citizens."