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Gay Marriage Approved by New York Senate ~ Governor Cuomo Has Signed Bill Into Law

Gay Marriage Approved by New York Senate – NYTimes.com.

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BUT….this does not grant equal rights under federal law…Federal Taxation laws are not the same for gay-marrieds vs. straight-marrieds..and inheritance taxes are also inequitable for gays….Gays have to pay taxes on the value of employer-provided benefits for the same-sex partner whereas straight-marrieds do not (unfair)…and federal employees cannot (because of DOMA etc.) obtain health insurance coverage for their gay-married partners…this is unfair and inequitable and very costly and harmful to gay-married families…Gay Marriage must be sanctioned by our ¬†federal government otherwise certain citizens are treated unfairly…the hateful and bigoted views of the minority should not prevent any citizen from equal rights and protections.

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Rick Welts, A Sports Executive Leaves the Safety of His Shadow Life

A Sports Executive Leaves the Safety of His Shadow Life – NYTimes.com.

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Why do people have to hide? Because a lot of people are haters and homophobes. What David Stern did to honor Mr. Welts’ partner was very touching-sometimes the unspoken word/act speaks volumes.


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