Wonderful. How is he going to pay for this "free stuff."It
used to be that you won elections by promising "free stuff" to poor
people. Now, you just have to give "free stuff" to the gay activists
who helped you get elected.Meanwhile, we are $17.5 trillion in debt,
our borders for flooded will illegal immigrants, Congress is mired in deadlock,
the tax system is broken, the IRS and the VA are corrupt or incompetent or both.
Iraq is descending into a civil war, and Russia is gobbling up the Ukraine with
military force. But, Obama is busy working "free stuff for gays" when
he is not playing golf.Maybe that is good news, considering the mess
he is making of everything else he touches.
@dn subscriberI will tell you what when the same "free
stuff" is no longer given to heterosexual married couples we can talk until
then the court was very clear that gay married couples are to be treated the
same as heterosexual married couples under federal law. Are you not one of the
same people that routinely claim Obama ignores the law?
If my mom was sick (who I really, really love), could I get time off? When my
mom dies can I get her social security benefits. After all, I really, really
love my mom. I would like the government to recognize the love that I have for
my mother.Am I second class citizen just because someone from my
particular advocacy group wasn't a co-chair of Obama's campaign like
Joe Solomonese from the misnamed Human Rights Campaign?
@DN SubscriberGood point. Following this logic, the Federal
Government should cut benefits to all employees. There is no reason for the
government to cover all those benefit costs to straight couples when we are in
so much debt - the saving would be huge. And, since straight people
have no political influence and never, ever try to pressure politicians, cutting
all those benefits should be really simple. Straight people won't object at
all. Brilliant idea.
DN Subscriber, this is not "free stuff" anymore that it was "free
stuff" when they first started allowing blacks to go to my high school. Why
do you oppose letting a fallen veteran be buried next to his spouse?
And the march towards equality for our LGBT brother and sisters continues.
Good.DN Subscriber, do you gnash your teeth over all of the
"free stuff" that kicks in with each heterosexual marriage?
DN Subscriber, I'm not sure if you even read the article. Social Security
and benefits are not "free stuff" any more than the SS benefits that you
receive (or will receive) are "free"--you need to work and pay into the
system to receive them when you turn 62 or become disabled. It sounds as though
you think that gay spouses are lesser beings than straight spouses and
shouldn't collect spousal benefits, yes?
DN Subscriber, I guess we all will pay for all the "free stuff" the same
way we do for other couples that are privileged enough to get these "free
benefits. I think these people pay taxes and work just like the rest of us so
they are entitled to the benefits that they are fighting for. It is tiring to
see people say that they are getting all this "free stuff" when all
along they have been paying for YOUR free stuff!
@N Subscriber 10:44 p.m. June 20, 2014There is nothing being
proposed that any other legally wedded spouse is entitled to. If some legally
wedded spouses are entitle to the stated benefits then all legally wedded
spouses should be entitled to them. Which do you prefer? All or none
(including none for you and your spouse)?
I know how we can pay for all this "free stuff" we can take all these
benefits away from you. You seem to enjoy all this free stuff paid for by LBGT
people who work hard, pay taxes, serve in the Military and support your
"free benefits". Let's take them away from you. Your letter is
hypocritical. You get these benefits paid for but you want to selfishly keep
them for yourself and yet still be paid for by the people you condemn!
@dn news The "free stuff" that has been given to married
heterosexual couples sine long before Obame came along and that under federal
law must therefore be extended to all legally married couples, that "free
stuff"? How dare Obama follow federal law, he is obviously just playing
@Tekakaromatagi:Please explain why you and your wife are able to
receive each other's benefits. Then explain why a similarly situated gay or
lesbian couple cannot have the same rights. This has nothing to do with your
specious "I really really love my mom…" argument. It is about
equal treatment for partnered couples under the law. If you can
explain why you and your wife should have those legal protections, I can explain
why gay couple gets it. But your assertion that a gay couple should not have it
applies equally to a hetero married couple. The problem is animus.
It is an argument that has been shot down in court after court. It was the
underlying basis for the Windsor decision, where Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer
were found to be a couple who deserve the same legal protections as other
couples.The fact that you think gay marriage is icky, or violates
some rules set down by your invisible sky buddy, does not give you the right to
deny equal protection under the law to gay couples.
@DN Subscriber, so the "free stuff" should only be for heterosexuals? If
homosexuals can't have any benefits, why should they pay any taxes? By the
way, how many homosexuals do you think there are? You seem to have the
perception that there are so many that the benefits they are given will bankrupt
We could always stop invading the Middle East and actually invest into our
country.@DN We haven't paid for stuff in a long
time. Tax cuts for the rich, 2 wars, and a bailout? All put onto America's
credit card. Where were your letters to the editor?
Taking money from working citizens and using it as government benefits is
theft.There is no excuse for this!
@worf Perhaps you would care to actually address the thirteen comment
before yours that already addressed your comment.