Louisiana at odds with federal benefi...

Louisiana at odds with federal benefits rules: Analysis

There are 14 comments on the The Times-Picayune story from Oct 6, 2013, titled Louisiana at odds with federal benefits rules: Analysis. In it, The Times-Picayune reports that:

Federal regulations are loosening to offer more benefits to same-sex married couples around the nation, but not so in Louisiana, where Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is complicating how couples can get those federal benefits.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Oct 6, 2013
Jindal is a Roman Catholic and I strongly suspect that his Roman Catholicism has influenced this decision.

Because of this, I don't think Roman Catholics should be able to hold public office, because their allegience is ultimately to a foreign head -of-state, i.e. the Pope, and not the U.S. Constitution.

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Oct 6, 2013
This will be politically tied into their resistance to "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act", and used as a rebel yell in 2014 and 2016 fights.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Oct 7, 2013
I think when Jindal and Co. suck in their pouty bottom lips and do the math; they will find it cheaper to cooperate with the feds than to spin their wheels paying for lawsuits

Since: Jan 12

New Port Richey, FL

#4 Oct 7, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Jindal is a Roman Catholic and I strongly suspect that his Roman Catholicism has influenced this decision.
Because of this, I don't think Roman Catholics should be able to hold public office, because their allegience is ultimately to a foreign head -of-state, i.e. the Pope, and not the U.S. Constitution.
I really don't think its tie to the church as much as its his ties to the tea party

Since: Mar 07

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#5 Oct 7, 2013
Yet another good reason for the SC to remove the state bans. It simply makes it easier to prove that lack of equal protection under the law.

Not only do our legal marriages dissolve over state lines, but some states even try to make the federal benefits hard to obtain.

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Oct 7, 2013
disaster in the making wrote:
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I really don't think its tie to the church as much as its his ties to the tea party
Yet the ties, if any, between his church and the tea party need investigation. No?

More to the point, what are the ties between the Gov and the Koch brothers, the main financial force behind the tea party.

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#7 Oct 7, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Jindal is a Roman Catholic and I strongly suspect that his Roman Catholicism has influenced this decision.
Because of this, I don't think Roman Catholics should be able to hold public office, because their allegience is ultimately to a foreign head -of-state, i.e. the Pope, and not the U.S. Constitution.
I just stumbled across this Truman-esque tidbit that I think you'll appreciate:

Since: Mar 09

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#8 Oct 7, 2013

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Oct 7, 2013
disaster in the making wrote:
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I really don't think its tie to the church as much as its his ties to the tea party
EXACTLY ! Please give me the name of the head of the Tea Party, and the address of Tea Party headquarters so I can write them and tell them how much I don't like them.

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#10 Oct 7, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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EXACTLY ! Please give me the name of the head of the Tea Party, and the address of Tea Party headquarters so I can write them and tell them how much I don't like them.
See post #8, above.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#11 Oct 7, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Because of this, I don't think Roman Catholics should be able to hold public office,
I feel the same way about gays. Their allegiance is to their cause.

Since: Mar 09

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#12 Oct 7, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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I feel the same way about gays. Their allegiance is to their cause.
Indeed!

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter."

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#13 Oct 7, 2013

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#14 Oct 8, 2013
It is ironic that the most anti gay people may be the key to expanding equal rights faster. These laws and rules that they pass to express their anti gay positions are so clearly un-Constitutional that they will be the first in court fights. It should be a quick ride to SCOTUS.

They are unwittingly making the case for a national ban on all anti equality laws, Go Bobby go!

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