posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 06:48 PM
The problem here is that the "Gay Rights" people don't want equality, and they don't want benefits, they want an official stamp of approval on
A friend of mine worked for Bank of America back in the 90's when activists were pushing them to recognize 'domestic partners' on their insurance
plans. BofA went a step farther, they basically said that their employees could cover anyone they wanted (spouse, domestic partner, sibling, family
member, roommate). They proudly unveiled their capitulation and sense of equality, only to have the same Gay Rights protesters double their protests.
Why? Because they want to be recognized as special, just like marriage, not just given all the same rights and benefits along with everyone else...
It's the same reason they hate domestic partnership laws, even though in some cases (most) they are actually superior to marriage. Actually, I wish I
could divorce my wife and get a domestic partnership, we'd have all the same rights and benefits without the additional tax burden. But I can't,
because the Gay Rights lobby made damn sure that it ONLY applies to SAME SEX couples.