Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Federal Benefits

Breaking on MSNBC's Rachael Maddow right now: President Obama will extend health care benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees tomorrow.

What about DOMA?

Robbie says it's a fig leaf, and I agree, but my favorite words on this come from Huffington Post, in an unusual divergence from mediocrity:

Well, I hate to be the one to explain a rights struggle to the first Black President, but the equality movement is not a grab bag of rights. You don't get to reach in and see which prize you've won. Each of the rights discussed above - the right to benefits for your partner, the right to serve openly in the military and the right to access the same tax breaks and immigration privileges given to heterosexual couples - should be granted. Immediately. Granting one does not absolve trespass over the other rights.


Obama PWN'D. (Is that how the kids type it?)

And fucking eh right--Immediately.

1 comment:

prismwarden said...

"Well, I hate to be the one to explain a rights struggle to the first Black President, but the equality movement is not a grab bag of rights. You don't get to reach in and see which prize you've won."

Now that is scathing. And brilliant.