North Carolina County Approves Domestic Partner Benefits After Heated Vote

Dec 16, 2009 | Posted by: Sei | Full story: lezgetreal.com

Yesterday, by a vote of 6-3, Mecklenburg County North Carolina Commissioners approved a measure to will provide domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples. According to a report on North Carolinas Q-Notes… The approved plan will define “domestic partners” as two same-sex people in a “spousal like” and “exclusive, mutually committed” relationship in which both “share the necessities of life and are financially interdependent.” The county will require domestic partners meet certain criteria and provide signed legal affidavits along with joint financial documents such as a joint mortgage or lease. Employees will be able to enroll in a domestic partner plan sometime next fall, when the county government enters into a new health insurance enrollment period. Mecklenburg County’s plan will not include opposite-sex, unmarried couples. via Q-Notes

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#21
Dec 17, 2009
 
discrimination wrote:
That is discrimination to the unmarried hetero couples, and it is just a matter of time until a straight couple will sue to have this overturned.
What nonsence. All they would be told is they COULD have the rights if they got married. That option is available to them, but not to us.

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Dec 17, 2009
 
discrimination wrote:
No it is not ridiculous, perhaps there re reasons why the straight couple can't get married, maybe the EX is dragging out the divorce. There could be other reasons why someone might not want to get married. This is discriminatory to the straight people living together, all couples requesting to be recognized as domestic partners should be granted that no matter what their sexual orientation is.
In fact 2 family members living together should qualify as domestic partners.
fine let those gays that want to marry marry and straights can have domestic partnerships...:)

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I agree with you......to a point. IF the straight couple makes the same committment, then I see no problem. However, they must meet the same qualifications showing that committment. They must own or have a mortgage on property, or have other committed responsiblitities that show their intent to live as committed partners. Just "living together" is not a committment.
and they can only get that partnership if its with someone of the same sex:)
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Dec 17, 2009
 
I disagree, domestic partnerships should be made available to all unmarried couples, not just the gay ones.

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I disagree, domestic partnerships should be made available to all unmarried couples, not just the gay ones.
and i think marriage should be available to all couples not just straight couples...

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What are you talking about?
Recently, a man in Texas was given 35 years in prison for a hate-crime, which was killing a gay man and seriously injuring his partner.

And all you could say on the issue was, "Funny how dems are, huh?"

That is rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel.

You generally raise the nausea level of most people that read your posts. What really gets me is that you actually believe you are a Christian. In my mind, you are more like the guys that flew a plane into the Twin Towers. They claimed to be Muslim, but really, they were just killers, full of hate all in the name of God.

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whitefalcon1678 wrote:
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Recently, a man in Texas was given 35 years in prison for a hate-crime, which was killing a gay man and seriously injuring his partner.
And all you could say on the issue was, "Funny how dems are, huh?"
That is rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel.
You generally raise the nausea level of most people that read your posts. What really gets me is that you actually believe you are a Christian. In my mind, you are more like the guys that flew a plane into the Twin Towers. They claimed to be Muslim, but really, they were just killers, full of hate all in the name of God.
Amen!

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whitefalcon1678 wrote:
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Recently, a man in Texas was given 35 years in prison for a hate-crime, which was killing a gay man and seriously injuring his partner.
And all you could say on the issue was, "Funny how dems are, huh?"
That is rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel.
You generally raise the nausea level of most people that read your posts. What really gets me is that you actually believe you are a Christian. In my mind, you are more like the guys that flew a plane into the Twin Towers. They claimed to be Muslim, but really, they were just killers, full of hate all in the name of God.
How it that rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel? That I posted an opinion?

Sorry, but that is what forums are for.

Unless you are rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel to others and don't want them to have an opinion.

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Hesed wrote:
<quoted text>How it that rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel? That I posted an opinion?
Sorry, but that is what forums are for.
Unless you are rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel to others and don't want them to have an opinion.
Your opinion that a man, who killed another man, shouldn't have gone to jail because the victim happened to be gay is rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel.

Putting words into my mouth is also rude.

Forums usually aren't for advocating death, just so you know.

You can pretend all you want that you are a loving Christian, but a loving Christian would never advocate murder, and that is exactly what you do. That is...rude...intolerant...hatef ul...and...CRUEL.

I hope that spelling it out for you makes it clearer, but I don't have much hope at this point.

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Hesed wrote:
<quoted text>How it that rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel? That I posted an opinion?
Sorry, but that is what forums are for.
Unless you are rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel to others and don't want them to have an opinion.
And your version of Christian love just keeps on spewing all through the threads!
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Hesed wrote:
<quoted text>How it that rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel? That I posted an opinion?
Sorry, but that is what forums are for.
Unless you are rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel to others and don't want them to have an opinion.
I see the monster has started her shift trolling gay chat rooms. Your partner, the Virgin Queen also apparently just dragged herself out of her coffin too. She's busy posting hateful garbage.

You both think you are doing some sort of service to humanity by posting your vile, putrid spew. What you're really doing is energizing the base. So, thanks for that. I like my hateful Christians to be as hateful as possible. It makes it easier for reasonable, sane people to see your insanity.

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whitefalcon1678 wrote:
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Your opinion that a man, who killed another man, shouldn't have gone to jail because the victim happened to be gay is rude, intolerant, hateful, and cruel.
Putting words into my mouth is also rude.
Forums usually aren't for advocating death, just so you know.
You can pretend all you want that you are a loving Christian, but a loving Christian would never advocate murder, and that is exactly what you do. That is...rude...intolerant...hatef ul...and...CRUEL.
I hope that spelling it out for you makes it clearer, but I don't have much hope at this point.
Nope. Never have ever said a man shouldn't go to jail who has committed a crime.

Please, go an seek, and find, and copy they permalink Post# and post it.

Its not there.

Attacking and murdering/maiming anyone, straight or not, is wrong and should be punished by whatever the law of the land is.

And if you're man enough, come back and apologize for the hateful/wrong things you've posted about me on this thread.

Frankly put, you are wrong and cannot prove you are right.

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I see the monster has started her shift trolling gay chat rooms. Your partner, the Virgin Queen also apparently just dragged herself out of her coffin too. She's busy posting hateful garbage.
You both think you are doing some sort of service to humanity by posting your vile, putrid spew. What you're really doing is energizing the base. So, thanks for that. I like my hateful Christians to be as hateful as possible. It makes it easier for reasonable, sane people to see your insanity.
For the record, I don't think that The Virgin Queen is as bad as Hesed.
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I agree. Not as a bad.

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Hesed wrote:
<quoted text>Nope. Never have ever said a man shouldn't go to jail who has committed a crime.
Please, go an seek, and find, and copy they permalink Post# and post it.
Its not there.
Attacking and murdering/maiming anyone, straight or not, is wrong and should be punished by whatever the law of the land is.
And if you're man enough, come back and apologize for the hateful/wrong things you've posted about me on this thread.
Frankly put, you are wrong and cannot prove you are right.
In this thread.

http://www.topix.com/news/gay/2009/12/thug-ja...

Your post happened to be deleted.

Mine may have been, but I can still see it.

I don't owe you a damn apology. I don't owe you a damn thing. I know I'm right, and I know you're wrong, and you don't want to admit that you said something as cruel as that.

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