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house Bill H.R. 2025

Closing a Loophole to Help Same-Sex Couples Share Benefits After Marriage

Argument in favor

Though gay couples have been given the right to marry in many states, they still haven’t been receiving benefits in the same way as heterosexual couples. This bill would make sure that they do. It’s only fair.

BarackObama's Opinion
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06/05/2015
"When all Americans are treated equally—no matter who they are or whom they love—our country will be a better place. [BarackObama.com]
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Cary's Opinion
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05/07/2015
Marriage is a contract in the eyes of the law. Equal treatment under the law is a minimal expectation.
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JoeBiden's Opinion
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05/25/2015
"I will not be satisfied till every LGBT community member is afforded the freedom and equality that my father spoke of."
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Argument opposed

Heterosexual couples in domestic partnerships don't get to cut the line to share benefits when they get married — it's only fair that same-sex couples wait it out like everyone else.

Ryan's Opinion
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05/07/2015
Marriage is not a right. And should not be treated as such. People do not need the governments consent to marry. Keep government out of people's lives as much as possible.
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VACatholicKnight's Opinion
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05/07/2015
For starters, I think that redefining marriage to include same-sex unions is a grave blunder. Furthermore, I assert the state lacks the authority to redefine marriage as any other kind of union outside of one man with one woman. Therefore, I reject all efforts that are consequent to such an illicit redefinition. It's fruit of a poisonous tree. I say no. I don't support this bill.
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Mart's Opinion
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05/08/2015
Not that this is a bad idea, but it is a state issue...NOT a national one. Stay out of the business of local issues.
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      Committee on Ways and Means
      Health
    IntroducedApril 23rd, 2015
    "When all Americans are treated equally—no matter who they are or whom they love—our country will be a better place. [BarackObama.com]
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    Marriage is not a right. And should not be treated as such. People do not need the governments consent to marry. Keep government out of people's lives as much as possible.
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    Marriage is a contract in the eyes of the law. Equal treatment under the law is a minimal expectation.
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    "I will not be satisfied till every LGBT community member is afforded the freedom and equality that my father spoke of."
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    Marriage is marriage. Like it or not, same sex couples who are legally wed have (or should have) the same legal rights and benefits as other couples.
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    Sexual orientation should not preclude equal protection under the law.
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    The sex of my partner is nobody's business but my own. Keep up the great work!
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    Haven't we made life hard enough for same sex couples? Enough already. Let's get over ourselves and start addressing real issues in this country such as income inequality and affordable education and closing tax loopholes on corporations. Let's start treating same sex couples just like everyone else. They pay taxes and meet every other obligation asked of them; they should be treated with the same standards as other couples.
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    For starters, I think that redefining marriage to include same-sex unions is a grave blunder. Furthermore, I assert the state lacks the authority to redefine marriage as any other kind of union outside of one man with one woman. Therefore, I reject all efforts that are consequent to such an illicit redefinition. It's fruit of a poisonous tree. I say no. I don't support this bill.
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    Not that this is a bad idea, but it is a state issue...NOT a national one. Stay out of the business of local issues.
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    Call it what it is a civil union. A marriage is between a man and a woman in the eyes of God.
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    Some same sex couples have been together for decades. These are the kind of relationships that are meant to receive joint Medicaid and Social Security benefits: long-term ones. Making these people wait even longer just because their relationships weren't recognized by law is cruel.
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    Marriage is a right controlled by the government and the law needs to see every person equally. That is not new.
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    Why shouldn't a LGBT couple in the same relationship as a straight couple receive less benefits? Equality is a necessity
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    Quit corrupting the sacrament of God's plan for mankind or we will be condemned by Him!
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    I am opposed to same sex marriage but if it is to be legal, it should be equal.
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    all love should be seen as equal in front of Allah the LA
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    Duh
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    No same sex marriage, give them the other benefits. Married is Holy, let's keep it real.
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    Enough with this issue. Let's pass this and just move on please... as a gay man and as a citizen.
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