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House Republicans Face Decision On Fighting Gay Veterans' Spousal Benefits

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Boehner, republicans, gay rights, military, politics, ethics, government, congress, americans, troops, freedoms )

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A federal judge has set a Thursday deadline for parties to tell him why he shouldn't side with gay service members and veterans and their spouses in an ongoing challenge to benefits statutes.

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Jae A (316)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:05 pm
Every soldier who has served their country deserves equal treatment/benifits. Equal better way to say it.

Jae A (316)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:07 pm
Equal benifits across the board for the families of those who have served our nation and it's population.

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:26 pm

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 12:48 pm
I agree Jae!

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:05 pm
It's hard to think dodo Republicans can come up with a good excuse for not giving equal benefits....but then they are full of excuses. Hope the judge flattens them.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:31 pm
If they had no excuse ready on Wednesday how will they have one by Thursday. But no doubt they'll try.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:26 pm
I don't think they know how to do anything BUT obstruct. They will show up with something stupid.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:50 pm
Why would Behner & Co. suddenly reverse course and be reasonable fo a change? They have nothing to lose: their reputations can't get any worse. They're the laughingstock of the entire Solar System.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:04 pm

The whole VA system is a mess. We have a life obligation to those who have served in the military. Nothing else really needs to said. Equal treatment and full benefits.

Mitchell D (87)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:22 pm
Yes, excuses, irrational rationalizations...these folks must have insomnia, stay up all night thinking of inane shit to spout when the sun come up.
It's almost like I can't wait to see what is next, used to have laughing sessions, in the '70's, reading the paper with a work friend, Beverly, about the crap that came out of Nixon's mouth and administration!

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:57 pm
What is morally and ethically right does not enter into the GOP's thinking.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:02 pm
Good posting, thanks

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:00 pm
The only decision to make is how, with all the slippery ways they know, how do they get away with it?
I think their hate made the decision, Now what is the safest way to bamboozle the public?

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:47 pm
Read and noted - and waiting to see what ploy they will try this time to not comply...

Carol H (229)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 3:16 am
they are going to try something to get out of it, I am sure
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