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By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 09, 2004

Some Massachusetts firms have decided that what's sauce for the goose is ... sauce for another goose:

Many of the state's largest employers are dropping health benefits for unmarried gay couples, seven months after Massachusetts became the only state to legalize same-sex marriage. Massachusetts companies, some of which pioneered so-called domestic-partner benefits for unmarried, same-sex partners, said they are now withdrawing them for reasons of fairness: If gays and lesbians can now marry, they should no longer receive special treatment in the form of health benefits that were not made available to unmarried, opposite-sex couples.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 09, 2004 5:35 PM ET USA

    I hadn't realized until now that anyone in Massachusetts thought logically. I thought they made everything up as they went.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 09, 2004 3:17 PM ET USA

    It have a sort of "law of unintended consequences" flavor, however...

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Dec. 09, 2004 9:52 AM ET USA

    Massachusetts and a number of cities in Massachusetts have a official registration of domestic partnerships, what's point of having such a system now if employers are not going to recognize it as an equivalent of marriage?

  • Posted by: Phil - Dec. 09, 2004 9:14 AM ET USA

    Back when homosexual lobbyists were pushing for "domestic partner" benefits, they found many cases in which those benefits would help "straight" couples as well: the spinsters sharing an apartment, a man living with his elderly mother, etc. Notice how, as soon as same-sex "marriage" arrived, concern for those folks vanished?

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