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Old 10-29-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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City of Tallahassee approves benefits for same-sex partnerships | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat





"City Hall chambers erupted in cheers and applause Wednesday after the Tallahassee City Commission unanimously voted to change its benefits policy to include same-sex and domestic partnerships..."
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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Meh. I guess if it will pass in Tally, it'll pass just about anywhere now. Not that it really bothers me personally, I just believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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Meh. I guess if it will pass in Tally, it'll pass just about anywhere now. Not that it really bothers me personally, I just believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
Tallahassee city is strongly democratic and fairly liberal, sometimes drastically different than everything surrounding it like Wakulla and Gadsden counties. Sometimes hard to tell because it serves as a hub for the entire region for jobs and amenities from the coast into south georgia, but the actual people living IN Tallahassee proper is pretty blue.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Meh. I guess if it will pass in Tally, it'll pass just about anywhere now. Not that it really bothers me personally, I just believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
Marriage is a contract. The problem is, with what they are doing what is to stop someone from saying they are someone's partner to get say health benefits? Sort of like the fake marriages done to get someone into the country. There are a lot of legal entanglements here without an actual legal marriage having taken place.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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Meh. I guess if it will pass in Tally, it'll pass just about anywhere now. Not that it really bothers me personally, I just believe marriage is between a man and a woman.


So do I.

I also feel strongly it is not my place to force this model on others, since homosexuals getting married doesn't affect my rights and since we are all supposed to enjoy the equal protection of the laws.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Marriage is a contract. The problem is, with what they are doing what is to stop someone from saying they are someone's partner to get say health benefits? Sort of like the fake marriages done to get someone into the country. There are a lot of legal entanglements here without an actual legal marriage having taken place.
All of these problems disappear with legalized gay marriage. Have that and you can just treat them the same as any married couple.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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^ I would support gay marriage in Florida but that idea was shot down last November. At the very least we should give same sex couples Civil Unions so their partners can get benefits. Many cities in Florida already have these benefits and I really don't think most of Florida is homophobic for the most part. Kudos to Tallahassee!
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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All of these problems disappear with legalized gay marriage. Have that and you can just treat them the same as any married couple.
I am not making any judgment, I just see huge areas for there to be fraud. This has more entanglements then they are letting on. Even after 9/11 there were cases of some guys claiming to be partners of people they never even met to get the money that was being offered. One guy in Fort lauderdale was so greedy, after getting away with it once tried several more times till he got caught. I believe he was convicted and is now in jail.

here is one example.
9/11 CON HID IN PLAIN (WEB) SITE

Trust me sick people will be paying others to say they are their partners so they can get benefits. This is really ripe for fraud.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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City of Tallahassee approves benefits for same-sex partnerships | tallahassee.com | Tallahassee Democrat





"City Hall chambers erupted in cheers and applause Wednesday after the Tallahassee City Commission unanimously voted to change its benefits policy to include same-sex and domestic partnerships..."
Shocking.
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