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  •  The fact is, we exist, we pay taxes, we have (3+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, Calamity Jean, tofumagoo

    children, we are families.  The question is simply this:  Will we continue to confer 2nd class citizenship on millions of Americans who are denied the benefits of marriage and the right to marry.  

    Thanks for a great diary.

    "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

    by Uncle Moji on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:30:22 PM PDT

    •  Second class status (4+ / 0-)
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      lgmcp, Uncle Moji, LuvSet, Calamity Jean

      not just for those wishing to marry, but for their children, too.

      "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

      by Joan McCarter on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:39:19 PM PDT

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      •  Considering the amount of static that single, (0+ / 0-)

        usually female, parents get, there is something cynical about saying that is better than having two parents recognized, whoever they may be, and two parents whose social security accounts would be available to the other of them and to any surviving children.  And don't give static about guys - when I was younger, "Dutch Uncles" and "confirmed bachelors" and 'spinsters"  took up the duty of child rearing when the family needed it done. No more, according to the Rs.  

        Would you please check again on whether the surviving spouse also gets a survivor's benefit when he or she is below the age of SS draws. When my beloved died in 1991, and when my father died before that, there was a survivor benefit for children, but not for the surviving spouse.

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