City Votes To Rescind Benefits For Sa...

City Votes To Rescind Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

There are 4 comments on the ThinkProgress story from Aug 8, 2014, titled City Votes To Rescind Benefits For Same-Sex Couples. In it, ThinkProgress reports that:

Voters in Chattanooga, Tennessee overwhelmingly decided Thursday to undo a recently passed law that extended health benefits to the domestic partners of city employees.

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No Blue Forever

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 8, 2014
Wonderful news in Chattanooga.

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"Voters in Chattanooga, Tennessee overwhelmingly decided Thursday to undo a recently passed law that extended health benefits to the domestic partners of city employees. With a vote of 13,685-8,184, the town overturned the law originally passed 5-4 by the City Council.

The Human Rights Campaign decried the vote as “hurtful and disappointing,” but Mayor Andy Berk was still hopeful. He told WTVC,“I have no doubt Chattanoogans value fairness and equality, and I am proud of the volunteers who spent nights and weekends to ensure our employees are treated equally.” He assured city employees,“Your work is valued and you are important to the future of our community."

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Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#2 Aug 9, 2014
Preventing teachers from discussing homosexuality will not enable or encourage anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.

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#3 Aug 9, 2014
No Blue Forever wrote:
Wonderful news in Chattanooga.
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This is why destroying all the unconstitutional marriage bans is important. And this goal is moving along nicely.

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#4 Aug 9, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Preventing teachers from discussing homosexuality will not enable or encourage anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.
Of course it will, since it makes something so simple as being gay "taboo" and icky. To terrible to even speak of in a school. The very notion of such a restraint will encourage and embolden bullies.

As it has always done in the past.

Use some logic. If the idea that gay people exist can't even be broached in a school setting, how in the world can a bullied gay child find ANY protection at all? Even to report the bullying?

At least START with a bit of logic.

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