From: Robert Coyote (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 16:56:46 MST
Why are we trying to get benefits (privileges) granted from the State in the
first place, who needs it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harvey Newstrom" <mail@HarveyNewstrom.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 3:11 PM
Subject: RE: Transgender marriage
: James Rogers wrote,
: > One of the things that really irritates me about this particular trend
: > is being implemented across several States, is that in virtually all
: > the "domestic partner" laws only cover same-sex partners. This is
: > just piling one inequity on top of another.
: Definitely. I have long argued this. Instead of making up rules of what
: partner is, I don't see why they don't let the individual decide. For
: example, an employer should simply offer health insurance for the employee
: and their chosen beneficiaries. Why should I care if the beneficiaries
: married, sexual partners, an aging parent being supported, an unemployed
: freeloader that hangs around the employee's house, or whatever?
: Harvey Newstrom, CISSP <www.HarveyNewstrom.com>
: Principal Security Consultant, Newstaff Inc. <www.Newstaff.com>
: Board of Directors, Extropy Institute <www.Extropy.org>
: Cofounder, Pro-Act <www.ProgressAction.org>
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