Heterosexuals Need Not Apply: DOD Extends Benefits Only to Gay Unmarried ‘Partners’

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has unilaterally issued a directive stating that the U.S. military will now extend certain benefits to unmarried domestic partners that were formerly reserved for married couples—but will only do so if the domestic partners certify in writing to the Department of Defense that they are of the same sex.

Heterosexual unmarried partners do not qualify for the benefits—and thus are treated unequally by Panetta’s directive on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Panetta issued his directive in a Feb. 11 memorandum to the secretaries of the military departments and the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The subject line on the memo said: “Extending benefits to same-sex domestic partners of military members.”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/heterosexuals-need-not-apply-dod-ex...

Among the benefits that DOD will now give to same-sex “domestic partners” but not heterosexual domestic partners are: joint duty assignments, legal assistance, disability and death compensation, child care, space-available travel on DOD aircraft, payments to missing persons, commissary privileges, exchange privileges, welfare and recreation programs, emergency leave, and youth programs.

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Please make it all stop! Good grief, DA. I'm going to get ulcers..or something

This is clearly discriminatory based on class.  It will eventually be overturned.  The outcome will be an emotional outcry when the courts overturn it.  The political damage that is intended will be to those who would overturn it. Those people who would cling to outdated ways of thinking that are over 200 years in the past will be the ones to blame for the terrible emotional costs of current Americans.

It certainly is reverse discrimination.  How much you wanna bet Panetta's argument for it will be that it is to repay past "unfairness".  A reparation in other words.  It's worked before in the government.  :-(

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