so here's an article from our beloved Faux News : Extending Federal Benefits to Same-Sex Couples Will Cost $898M, CBO Says
and here's another article from hrc.org explaining how this would work : The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act
so, what i want to comment on here is not what these articles say or how they say them. i want to comment on the responses being left on Fox's site. well, i suppose this is a commentary on Fox's phrasing as these comments are prompted by exactly that and NOT what is actually in DPBO.
the copied comments are in pink with my own commentary in orange.
Regardless of how they try to package this, it will cost the straight taxpayers millions of dollars to fund their disgusting lifestyle. Contact your elected officials and tell them to vote against any legislation extending benefits based on sexual preference.
I do not think tax payers should have to pay for groin preferences period. Many walks of life co-habitat, What about those people? Here goes the domino affect.
God made Adam and Eve,not Adam and Steve. What's next,the government pay for you and your collie as life partners ?
i'm appalled at the lack of respect some people's comments have shown here. Imagine if your son, daughter, or best friend was one of these individuals...would it change your opinions?
It's never been about equal rights for gays, it's always been about preferential treatment for gays. Who is hate crime legislation for if it's not JUST preferential treatment of gays. All this for less than 10% of the US population. Every time it's voted on they lose. That's America speaking ............ it's what Obama refuses to hear.
And if all the persons in these domestic partnerships were heterosexual and married traditionally, guess what it's going to cost the american taxpayer? 898 Million. How much have these same couples paid out in taxes? In higher insurance premiums? Since they don't qualify for couples benefits, higher than what you or I pay as a heterosexual married person. Think about it. Why should same sexual couples be denied rights when they are paying for them the same as we are? Bigotry and hatred...what a wonderful thing to read about during the Christmas season.
I haven't voted for a democrat in 30 years. But I am enough of a scientist to know that gays are born that way. We call it sexual preference, but they don't really have a choice of who they are drawn to. Providing them with benefits for a life partner is the same as providing me with benefits for my wife. It's just right.
onlyconinoregon: Please explain how thousands have left the lifestyle and went on to heterosexual marriages and have children of their own.
With the gays and lesbians, you will deal with AIDs and the such, things that us hetros don't deal with. Why should we pay for these perverts.
It should be interesting to see how a "domestic partnership" is defined, and whether by its definition it is discriminatory against heterosexual couples who are only shacked up - maybe they don't believe in marriage, but are utterly committed to each other, or are common-law in some states but not recognized in others. Whatever. It seems that the gay community wants special privileges for their own members, and the heck with real equality.
this_is_rude,North Carolina wrote, "Costly for taxpayers? Are you freakin kidding me?! Since when do Gay & Lesbians not pay taxes? That's it. How about Gay & Lesbians stop paying taxes for heterosexual benefits?! Let's find out how much heterosexual benefits cost and deduct that from our taxes!" ================== Hey rude, the only people who would support this are gay or ignorant. Gays have more partners and can just change partners at the next night club gig, so this is the same as giving benefits to shack up weekend lovers of heterosexual couples. This is my girlfriend this month, so she deserves the same benefits as elected government officials. This supports the quote that liberalism is a mental disorder. In addition, gays make up 6-8 percent of the total population that want to push sodomy on the rest. YOu can keep your 6% of the gays that supposedly pay taxes, and let us have marriage as it was meant to be. Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.
Straight people have a right to know whats going on and we also have a right to OUR opinion!!! Thank you FOX for all the articles you provide. Why are gay people so touchy about a true article???? Anyway, out with obama and his idiotic followers!!!
Hesters2 - Just to clarify your point, here's a passage from the Bible. For the rest of you, after reading this,you tell me of GOD thinks homosexuality is "okay": Leviticus 20:13 (New International Version) 13 " 'If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." Lest we forget the lesson GOD taught us with the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah... ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The United States does not govern itself based on any one religion, so any passage in that book is completely irrevelant.
America is not and was never a Christian nation. Gays pay taxes. This entitles them to every single benefit that any other tax-paying citizen of our country receives. MARRIAGE is not Christian, either. The term "Marriage", as well as the concept of a mutually beneficial official relationship, originated in Greece(Before Christ). Holy Matrimony is the bonding of souls, as prescribed by many different faiths - that will never be tampered with by the federal government. But for all of you "strict constitutionalists" out there - re-read the separation of church and state passage, and recognize that other people's marriages in no way influences your own.
Gays have equal rights. They want preferential treatment. Losers.
I am not for guy marriage but this makes not sense to me. Why is it cost more to cover guy couples than it does to cover male/female couples??? The cost should be the same.
So, maybe we can also pay benefits to the dogs, horses, cows, sheep, etc.. for those who prefer beastiality.
just my two cents. well.. it's probably more like 92 cents.
December, 27 2009 under political