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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:29 PM
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AFL-CIO’s Pride At Work Calls For Legal Same Sex Marriage in N.J.
Source: Workers Independent News

AFL-CIO’s Pride At Work Calls For Legal Same Sex Marriage in N.J. - 07/17/07

By Doug Cunningham

Pride At Work, the AFL-CIO’s gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual constituency group, is calling on UPS to reverse its decision to deny health benefits coverage to same sex couples under New Jersey’s civil unions law. UPS denied the benefits to two members of the Teamsters and their families. Pride At Work says the state legislature in New jersey needs to give same-sex couples full marriage rights and scrap the civil unions system.





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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:45 PM
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1. I always thought of NJ civil unions system as a stop gap.
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:30 PM
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2. Another in a series of baby steps
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:03 PM
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3. You know, its frustrating that progress happens so slowly, but its also reassuring that progress...
is happening at all. I feel that this will end up being a "domino" affect for the states. If more states recognize Gay Marriage, then the pressure will only increase in those states that don't yet. We need to keep up the pressure.
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