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Old 02-21-2015, 05:10 AM
 
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They weren't required to provide those benefits. Because they were self-insured, they were bound by federal regulations, not state law.

There (still) is no requirement that benefits be provided.. So.. It's a losing case. Seems they'd be better off taking the money they're going to be throwing at lawyers to tilt at windmills and paying off the doctor bills.

Walmart elected to change their policy, and once they did, they allowed her partner to be on her insurance. They were under no requirement to do that, and are in no way responsible for the healthcare costs incurred before she was added to the policy.

Now, whether it was right, humane, or whatever you want to call it for Walmart to have a policy in place that did not allow same-sex benefits is debatable.. But there is one word that you do have to use to describe it.. Legal.

I'll be interested to see what all the Walmart haters do now that they do offer same-sex benefits and a higher payrate than the angelic Target.
I use every reason I can find to avoid this low end crap store, and regardless of their current policy, I am still going to hold this against them.

Good bye Walmart...though I haven't bought any crap from you for years now.

I find it embarrassing to even be seen driving into their parking lot....
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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In 2014, Walmart changed its policy to allow same-sex spouses to join its employees’ health insurance plans.

Typical of most left-wing news sources, they are a few years behind the times. Now that WM increasing employee pay to well over the minimum wage, and among the highest in the industry, the haters need some other way to attack them. Stories from years ago, that don't reflect the current company practice, seems to be the latest trend. Google "WM gay spouse health insurance" and it's pretty obvious that left wing "news" sources have taken to beating this drum in the last week or so.

Is there anything the left in this country can manage NOT to lie about? Or are they just too stupid and lazy to actually spend 2 minutes researching a topic before throwing a tantrum and spitting vile about it? There is a reason that thinking people discount liberal bloggs...like the Huffington Post or NYT.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I use every reason I can find to avoid this low end crap store, and regardless of their current policy, I am still going to hold this against them.

Good bye Walmart...though I haven't bought any crap from you for years now.

I find it embarrassing to even be seen driving into their parking lot....
As I said...you really should read the OPs link and not regurgitate the brainless response of the weak minded...

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In 2014, Walmart changed its policy to allow same-sex spouses to join its employees’ health insurance plans.
What exactly do you have against a business that puts same-sex spouses on the employees health insurance again?????

But feel free to throw your money away paying more for the same product at companies that pay their employees less and don't offer insurance to gay spouses if it makes you happier.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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The State only has an interest in Marriage only insofar as it is a protected status for the purpose of raising children. "Love between two people" is none of the State's business, and has no business being made into a part of the State's authority.

The entirety of the homosexual's claim to being recognized as being married is a back door to financial benefits for couples that was created for raising children. The state, which by democratic process means me, has no interest in the stupid emotional entanglements people get themselves into. If the State gets involved in two people being in love, then the next step forward in your "progress" to full State domination in all areas of Americans lives is to legislate a State interest in people that merely "like" each other. An official, State-authorized "sexual activity" badge, like the star one receives on a paper in 3rd grade could be proudly worn by retarded perverts every time they get lucky on a Friday night, and special privileges could be awarded to said retard every time they "renew their sexual commitment" to each other. There could be various pornographic levels, all corresponding to various body parts and where they have been officially documented by the State as having gone (or not), with a special area in the tax code for people to claim deductions because they've achieved Federal requirements as proscribed by the Federal Department of Sexual Activity Surveillance and Recording. I'll not detail them all here, due to a concern for forum rules and where the boundaries are, but suffice to say that if there are 50 shades of grey then there are thousands of different ways in which the government can involve itself in the sexual, emotional, etc... ways that people get involved with each other.

NONE of those are concerns for me as a citizen or a taxpayer, or the state. I don't care. It's none of my business. Two people love each other. So what. Two people then hate each other and they show up in my taxpayer funded courtrooms to air their tawdry homosexual lifestyled grievances for my taxpayer paid-for judge to patently sift through and bring to some legal order. Asking questions about these body parts and those body parts and when they went where and for what reason and how did that make you FEEL.

These leftists are insatiable. They're deranged government Statists seeking a level of intimacy with government that they cannot achieve with God and that is why they "feel" we must have gay marriage.
What a sickening post. You've got serious issues.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
From the OPs own link:




Typical of most left-wing news sources, they are a few years behind the times. Now that WM increasing employee pay to well over the minimum wage, and among the highest in the industry, the haters need some other way to attack them. Stories from years ago, that don't reflect the current company practice, seems to be the latest trend. Google "WM gay spouse health insurance" and it's pretty obvious that left wing "news" sources have taken to beating this drum in the last week or so.

Is there anything the left in this country can manage NOT to lie about? Or are they just too stupid and lazy to actually spend 2 minutes researching a topic before throwing a tantrum and spitting vile about it? There is a reason that thinking people discount liberal bloggs...like the Huffington Post or NYT.

lol! Yeah, because Fox Spews tells the truth LOL!!!

The article is misleading because it sounds like the issue has been solved in states where SS marriage is legal. WalMart is still a dump with crappy products though.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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lol! Yeah, because Fox Spews tells the truth LOL!!!

The article is misleading because it sounds like the issue has been solved in states where SS marriage is legal. WalMart is still a dump with crappy products though.
They sell the same brands that you find anywhere else. Have you ever even been in a walmart?
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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One more reason not to shop at Wal-Mart.

Only liberals expect business owners to agree with them about everything. Yet another example of their [gasp!] intolerance..

P.S. I won't be passing up Ben & Jerry's ice cream any time soon.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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* * * I've taken the text of a commenter, removed the poster's name since I "reversed" some of the text and phrasing. This isn't what I believe, folks, but I believe in this context it shows how right-winger the commenter is. It's further clarified at the end. * * *
The State only has an interest in Marriage only insofar as it is a protected status for the purpose of raising children. "Love between two people" is none of the State's business, and has no business being made into a part of the State's authority.

The entirety of the heterosexual's claim to being recognized as being married is a back door to financial benefits for couples that was created for raising children. The state, which by democratic process means me, has no interest in the stupid emotional entanglements people get themselves into. If the State gets involved in two people being in love, then the next step forward in your "progress" to full State domination in all areas of Americans lives is to legislate a State interest in people that merely "like" each other. An official, State-authorized "sexual activity" badge, like the star one receives on a paper in 3rd grade could be proudly worn by retarded perverts every time they get lucky on a Friday night, and special privileges could be awarded to said retard every time they "renew their sexual commitment" to each other. There could be various pornographic levels produced by heterosexuals, all corresponding to various body parts and where they have been officially documented by the State as having gone (or not), with a special area in the tax code for people to claim deductions because they've achieved Federal requirements as proscribed by the Federal Department of Sexual Activity Surveillance and Recording, originally established in the year 1502. I'll not detail them all here, due to a concern for forum rules and where the boundaries are, but suffice to say that if there are 50 shades of grey then there are thousands of different ways in which the government can involve itself in the sexual, emotional, etc... ways that people get involved with each other.

NONE of those are concerns for me as a citizen or a taxpayer, or the state. I don't care. It's none of my business. Two people love each other. So what. Two people then hate each other and they show up in my taxpayer funded courtrooms to air their tawdry heterosexual lifestyled grievances for my taxpayer paid-for judge to patently sift through and bring to some legal order. Asking questions about these body parts and those body parts and when they went where and for what reason and how did that make you FEEL.

These right-wingers and tea-partiers are insatiable. They're deranged government Statists seeking a level of intimacy with government that they cannot achieve with our one and only God and that is why they "feel" we must have straight marriage.* * *
I had to remove the name of the poster because I changed a couple of words and added a phrase and put them in boldface to allow you could see it. I appreciate being able to see how without merit this is. Since the original poster made up some tax codes and a new department, I simply turned the tables on the comments to the tune of, "How would this sound if the shoe was on the other foot?"

Last edited by PeaceOut001; 02-23-2015 at 04:00 PM.. Reason: needed clarification ...
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Originally Posted by Delahanty View Post
Only liberals expect business owners to agree with them about everything. Yet another example of their [gasp!] intolerance..

P.S. I won't be passing up Ben & Jerry's ice cream any time soon.
What makes you think I'm a liberal? So you think I'm a liberal because I'm not a Wal-Mart cheerleader?
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by HiFi View Post
They sell the same brands that you find anywhere else. Have you ever even been in a walmart?
Yeah, they have a good sale on motor oil once in a while.
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