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Sat Oct 25, 2014, 04:23 PM

Same-sex marriage gets another big boost from the Obama administration

Source: CSM

On Saturday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration is adding six more states to the list of those where federal benefits would be granted to same-sex married couples, bringing the total such states to 32.

Practically speaking, that means gay couples legally married under state law now qualify for such federal benefits as Social Security and veterans' benefits.

"With each new state where same-sex marriages are legally recognized, our nation moves closer to achieving of full equality for all Americans," Mr. Holder said in a statement. "We are acting as quickly as possible with agencies throughout the government to ensure that same-sex married couples in these states receive the fullest array of benefits allowable under federal law."

Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming the six states Holder announced Saturday.

Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2014/1025/Same-sex-marriage-gets-another-big-boost-from-the-Obama-administration

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TomCADem Oct 2014 OP
JDDavis Oct 2014 #1
shenmue Oct 2014 #5
Aristus Oct 2014 #10
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #2
Hekate Oct 2014 #3
sheshe2 Oct 2014 #4
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2014 #6
IronLionZion Oct 2014 #7
shenmue Oct 2014 #8
pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #9

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 05:30 PM

1. More bigoted heads explode

 

More Americans treated equally under the Constitution. Republicans so hate when that happens.

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Response to JDDavis (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 08:30 PM

5. I can hear them now!

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Response to JDDavis (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 12:00 PM

10. Not to mention, the heads of ostensible progressives who continue to insist

that President Obama just isn't doing enough.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 06:03 PM

2. KnR

Thanks Obama!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 06:45 PM

3. Yes indeedy

Gods, when I remember the hair-pulling and anguished cries here during the first DAYS of this presidency ("under the bus! under the bus!" .... not to mention the BOG-bashing because we DARED to suggest patience with process and the long view ... Somehow it seems like only yesterday.

I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for an acknowledgement from the anguished ones, though. They've moved on to other causes for angst, and the years have bred a certain skepticism in me.

I am, however, among those who are profoundly grateful that Obama's process is being vindicated, because not only do members of the LGBT community benefit, so does our whole society.

Love is....Love.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 07:32 PM

4. Thankfully I wasn't here then~

You got it right hekate, Love is Love...

Obama helped make it so.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 09:11 PM

6. K&R

 

It is unstoppable now, I think.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 09:57 PM

7. Soon gay marriage will be mandatory for everyone

it's a little known provision in Obamacare. Obama's gonna turn you gay! He learned this trick from Saul Alinsky's guide to socialism.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 25, 2014, 10:22 PM

8. DUzy

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 10:12 AM

9. *SNORT*

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