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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:10 am

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday there is no established right to government spousal benefits in same-sex marriages. The case, decided by an all-Republican court, arose from then-Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s decision in 2013 to grant benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees who had married in other states. Though the U.S. Supreme Court established the right to same-sex marriage in 2015, state courts are able to decide the “reach and ramifications” of the ruling. Supporters of gay marriage say they will appeal, arguing the U.S. Supreme Court granted equal treatment for same-sex marriages.


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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:23 pm

What benefits are they referring to?

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:32 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:What benefits are they referring to?


AUSTIN — The Texas Supreme Court said Friday that while same-sex marriage is legal, the "reach and ramifications" of the rights of gay couples have yet to be determined. In a unanimous decision, the nine-member court reversed a lower court's ruling favoring the city of Houston's decision to extend health and life insurance benefits to the spouses of city employees in same-sex marriages. The court ordered the case sent back to the trial court in Houston.


https://www.dallasnews.com/news/lgbt/2017/06/30/texas-supreme-court-rules-gay-couples-notguaranteedspousal-benefits

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:36 pm

Thanks. I don't know what those benefits are anyway.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:37 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:Thanks. I don't know what those benefits are anyway.

I am unsure Rags, though am sure Ben or Quill could provide the answer.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:51 pm

Yes. It seems to me that if they're going to give benefits to married people, it should be all married people.

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Post by veya_victaous on Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:33 am

it is to all married people it is an extension of Employer funded healthcare.
Most employers that have employer funded health care cover the employee and family as it is still based on the old fashioned family unit where the wife doesn't work(full time)

Not something we or the UK has to worry about because of the that socialist institution, universal health care.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:58 pm

I continue to wonder why Republicans and Conservatives hate people so much.

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