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Old 02-20-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Call it a little ditty about Jackie and Diana: Jacqueline Cote and Diana Smithson met on Cape Cod in 1992, fell in love, and moved to Maine together in 1998. They both got jobs at Walmart, working side by side in the bakery department.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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One more reason not to shop at Wal-Mart.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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One more reason not to shop at Wal-Mart.
Exactly! As if another one was needed.
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Even though Women was a manager of Walmart. Walmart still denied her and her MARRIED partner Health insurance.
Why didn't Patner Go on RomneyCare?
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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One more reason not to shop at Wal-Mart.
"In 2014, Walmart changed its policy to allow same-sex spouses to join its employees’ health insurance plans."
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:43 PM
 
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I think Wal-Mart should pay every single cent of the medical bills which would have been paid by their health insurance plan if they had covered the spouse, as they should have in the first place. I think they should give this couple a huge public apology too.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Smithson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and she lost the private insurance she had been paying for separately.

How did you lose her private coverage? Did they not pay the bill?
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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Walfart really should be nicer to their GLBT employees. They make up a good percentage.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:07 PM
 
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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.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:28 AM
 
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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.
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