Re: Transgender marriage

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 18:43:46 MST

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> James Rogers wrote,
> > One of the things that really irritates me about this particular trend as
> it
> > is being implemented across several States, is that in virtually all cases
> > the "domestic partner" laws only cover same-sex partners. This is really
> > just piling one inequity on top of another.
> Definitely. I have long argued this. Instead of making up rules of what a
> 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 are
> married, sexual partners, an aging parent being supported, an unemployed
> freeloader that hangs around the employee's house, or whatever?

Actually, the Vermont law does specify that 'Domestic Partnerships' are
open to anyone, not just same sex couples. Fathers and daughters,
mothers and sons, and siblings and strangers can all get domestic
partnership licenses and are required to be treated the same by

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