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    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday swatted down an appeal by Houston to ensure that gay spouses working for the city are entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits, allowing the Texas Supreme Courtís ruling on the matter to stand. Houston had challenged a ruling by the Texas Supreme Court in June that overturned a lower courtís decision to grant spousal benefits to gay city employees. The stateís all-Republican high court had issued its ruling amid pressure from conservative officials who argued that Texas may be able to limit the scope of the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which held that same-sex couples should be granted the fundamental right to marry. The Texas court argued that while Obergefell gives same-sex couples the right to marry, it does not necessarily grant them benefits. Mondayís decision was handed down quietly, with no comment or explanation. The move quickly triggered condemnation by activists.

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    So the "benefits" are welfare-state benefits ("government-subsidized workplace benefits")?

    If so, that's swell, but missing the larger point, isn't it (i.e. that no one should have such benefits)?

    O well, Culture War™
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    OK. After reading other account they just rejected the appeal. They didn't actually vote on it.

    Which just goes to show the sham that the Clowns in Gowns have become. They pick and chose which cases they choose to make a decision about. And honestly, the Constitution $#@!ed up by not restricting their power as the other two branches were. Who the $#@! are these nine Nazgul that are influenced by the ring of power to reinterpret that which is set in word?
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    So the "benefits" are welfare-state benefits ("government-subsidized workplace benefits")?

    If so, that's swell, but missing the larger point, isn't it (i.e. that no one should have such benefits)?

    O well, Culture War™
    State rights vs. Federal prohibition? The original intent of the Republic?

    We'll agree all day long if a state should have the capacity to create benefits for it's employees by theft. And, I've argued on here that if the Federal government gives benefits to straight couples it needs to give it to a person and his cat.

    But, this is specifically about an appeal the Federal government to force state benefits.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.






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