Wednesday, October 18, 2006

No benefits for Traitors and Gays?

Peter Graves, a spokesman for the Office of Personnel Management, which administers the congressional pension program, said same-sex partners are not recognized as spouses for any marriage benefits. He said Studds' case was the first of its kind known to the agency.

Under federal law, pensions can be denied only to lawmakers' same-sex partners and people convicted of espionage or treason, Graves said.

Glad we've got our priorities straight on this one. I'd like someone to explain to me how exactly this is defending marriage.



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