The Supreme Court of the United States of America redefined a word that is not even mentioned in the constitution. The Gay Marriage issue could have been solved easily. How? Simply take any of the state level domestic partnership laws (that have existed as law for years) and make allowances for same-sex couples to file joint taxes on the federal level, and make social security allowances to be passed on to the surviving same-sex partner – and use the language: “shall have the same rights as married spouses“.
If I was in charge, I would have presented legislation like this bill below. The language and tone of this bill borrows heavily from the California Domestic Partnership Registry Act, passed way back in 1999, and it took me less than 20 minutes to put together. This easy to understand bill resolves all the issues we endlessly hear the commercially driven LGBT scream about.
Keep in mind that LGBT’s current leadership has been pretending for years that these laws do not exist. Their decades long victim-hood campaign was dishonest and misleading. Not to mention it robbed gay people of their inherent right to an individual self-identity. I’ll be speaking about both this robbery and the psychological damage done to gay people by current LGBT leadership at a later date.
I find it interesting that the whole Prop 8 freak show in 2008 wouldn’t have happened if homosexuals read the laws that were already on the books in California and many other states. The truth is that the LGBT under current leadership didn’t want gays to read them; it would have put the commercially driven LGBT out of business.
Let’s get back to the bill.
The simple language “shall have the same rights as married spouses” is very easy to understand, and covers everything. Everything from hospital visitations to death benefits, to social security for surviving partners.
Sometimes there really are simple solutions. As Reagan famously said:
“There are no easy answers’ but there are simple ones”
Thomas’ Domestic Partnership Reform Act
A civil union between two adults who choose to share each others lives in a committed relationship will be defined as domestic partnership.
A domestic partnership shall be established in the United States when both persons file a Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the following criteria:
Neither person is currently married.
The two persons are not related by blood.
Both persons are at least 18 years of age.
Both persons are members of the same sex.
Both persons consent to the domestic partnership.
Registered domestic partners will have the same rights as married spouses, this includes protections, and benefits, and they will have the same responsibilities, obligations, and duties under all laws.
Former registered domestic partners will have the same rights, protections, and benefits, and responsibilities, obligations, and duties under all laws as are granted to and imposed on former married spouses.
A surviving registered domestic partner, following the death of the other partner, shall have the same rights, protections, and benefits, and shall have the same responsibilities, obligations, and duties under all laws as are granted to and imposed upon widowers.
The rights and obligations of registered domestic partners with respect to a child of either of them shall be the same as those of spouses. The rights and obligations of former or surviving registered domestic partners with respect to a child of either of them shall be the same as those of former or surviving married spouses.
Registered domestic partners shall have the same rights regarding nondiscrimination as those provided to married spouses.
No public agency in the United States may discriminate against any person or couple on the ground that the person is a registered domestic partner rather than a spouse or that the couples are registered domestic partners rather than married spouses.
This act does not preclude any state or local agency from exercising its regulatory authority to implement statutes providing rights to, or imposing responsibilities upon, domestic partners.
This section does not amend or modify any provision of the United States Constitution or any provision of any statute that was adopted by initiative.
Where necessary to implement the rights of registered domestic partners under this act, gender-specific terms referring to married spouses shall be construed to include all same sex domestic partners.
For purposes of the statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, government policies, common law, and any other provision or source of law governing the rights, protections, and benefits, and the responsibilities, obligations, and duties of registered domestic partners in the United States, as effectuated by this section, with respect to community property, mutual responsibility for debts to third parties, the right in particular circumstances of either partner to seek financial support from the other following the dissolution of the partnership, and other rights and duties as between the partners concerning ownership of property, any reference to the date of a marriage shall be deemed to refer to the date of registration of a domestic partnership with the United States.