Thursday, August 09, 2007

Here's your Democratic Agenda in a nutshell

Well, along with socialized healthcare, pulling out of Iraq (pushing total defeatism) and pretending that there is no threat what-so-ever from jihadists.

"All of the Democratic candidates support a federal ban on anti-gay job discrimination, want to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring gays from serving openly in the military and support civil unions that would extend marriage-like rights to same-sex couples."

So what are the "rights" that married people have over non-married people? And when will Democrats ensure that those of us who are single have those rights too?

Let's see...being married entitles the married couple to:

  • Share a home
  • Joint parenting/adoption
  • Legal and financial benefits for taxes, retirement, property ownership, inheritance, insurance rates, family and medical care

Now let's see which of these can't be achieved legally via a Power of Attorney or other legal methods....

  • Share a home (anyone is able to share a home, friends/siblings/even strangers can enter into a lease or apply for a joint this is NOT an issue)
  • Joint parenting/adoption (well currently every state except for Florida, allows gays to apply for adoption...however, this ban in Florida is in constant challenge)
  • Legal and financial benefits for taxes, retirement, property ownership, inheritance, insurance rates, family and medical care (all of the mentioned, to my knowledge, can be achieved by a completing a simple Power of Attorney form)

"A power of attorney is a document that evidences the creation of a relationship between two people who are designated as the "principal" and the "agent". The principal designates the agent in the document, and the agent is authorized to act on the principal's behalf--to stand in the shoes of the principal--for whatever business the power of attorney permits. A power of attorney can be general, so that the agent can conduct any sort of business on behalf of the principal, or it may be specific, limited to the transactions expressly provided for in the document. Third parties may treat the agent as if he or she is the principal in any transactions which the agent is authorized to conduct. Powers of attorney are commonly used in all sorts of business activities, and are very frequently executed on behalf of individuals"

And as far as the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military...what better policy is there? This one basis one's ability to serve simply on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience. Is that not the best way to deter discrimination of all sorts? Why must we actually KNOW what someone's sexual preferences are or what they choose to do in the privacy of their own homes?

Seems odd to me that the gay and lesbian groups that are constantly pushing for equality would object to a policy that actually ensures it!

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