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  • Latest Action: Jan 29, 2010 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 239.

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  • 27% of users oppose H.R.2517

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    • On October 09, 2009, by solsticemagic - I have a legal marriage to my same-sex partner of 8 years and still cannot carry her on my insurance because of DOMA. I am a government employee and it would help us tremendously financially. It would also be nice to get the same benefits that my other married co-workers get.

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      As noted by solsticemagic, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 09, 2009, "I have a legal marriage to my same-sex partner of 8 years and still cannot carry her on my insurance because of DOMA. I am a government employee and it would help us tremendously financially. It would also be nice to get the same benefits that my other married co-workers get."
    • On October 25, 2009, by cjsamz - Being a part of the LGBT community, I find this bill to be discouraging, to say the least. While I support the effort and understand the process of ending discrimination unfortunately takes small steps, this bill does not acknowledge the need for equality in marriage. I will support this bill under the pretext that it is a small step to actual equality and fairness. However, I believe the simple solution is for government to acknowledge that is does not have the right to restrict civil marriage rights, rather than creating legislation to "give" rights to citizens.

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      As noted by cjsamz, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 25, 2009, "Being a part of the LGBT community, I find this bill to be discouraging, to say the least. While I support the effort and understand the process of ending discrimination unfortunately takes small steps, this bill does not acknowledge the need for equality in marriage. I will support this bill under the pretext that it is a small step to actual equality and fairness. However, I believe the simple solution is for government to acknowledge that is does not have the right to restrict civil marriage rights, rather than creating legislation to "give" rights to citizens."
    • On November 22, 2009, by kyk4fun - I have been with my partner for 10 years, and she has been a federal employee for 25 years. It would help us both out financially if this bill passed. I have a full time job to maintain my medical insurance, however I will be leaving for med school within a year. This bill passing would alleviate some of my concerns re: medical insurance etc.

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      As noted by kyk4fun, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 22, 2009, "I have been with my partner for 10 years, and she has been a federal employee for 25 years. It would help us both out financially if this bill passed. I have a full time job to maintain my medical insurance, however I will be leaving for med school within a year. This bill passing would alleviate some of my concerns re: medical insurance etc. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Shareholder Protection Act of 2011 - OpenCongress - July 12, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. <li><em>Short:</em> Shareholder Protection Act of 2011<em> as introduced.</em></li><li><em>Official:</em> To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorizati

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 12, 2011, "All Bill Titles. &lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Short:&lt;/em&gt; Shareholder Protection Act of 2011&lt;em&gt; as introduced.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;em&gt;Official:&lt;/em&gt; To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorizati" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2517/show)
    • Do You Know Federal Employee Domestic Benefits... ? - December 28, 2010 by Samariarv - HR2517: Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act ... Presidential Memorandum-Extension of Benefits to Same-Sex ... Panel pushes domestic partner benefits for federal employees ... Spectra Management Receives Industry & Business ...

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      As noted by Samariarv on December 28, 2010, "HR2517: Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act ... Presidential Memorandum-Extension of Benefits to Same-Sex ... Panel pushes domestic partner benefits for federal employees ... Spectra Management Receives Industry &amp; Business ..." (http://samariarv.chaucer-house.com/federal-employee-domestic-benefits/)
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    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - January 30, 2010 by Opposing Views - He continued by pumping up the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligation Act (S. 1102 and HR 2517), which is winding its way through Congress as we speak ...

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      As noted by Opposing Views on January 30, 2010, " He continued by pumping up the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligation Act (S. 1102 and HR 2517), which is winding its way through Congress as we speak ... " (http://www.opposingviews.com/i/obama-will-not-uphold-defense-of-marriage-act)
    • US Taxpayers Would Pay Over $898 Million Over 9 Years for Federal Benefits to ... - January 04, 2010 by Lifesite - The CBO's December 17 cost analysis on the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009 (HR 2517) revealed that extending health and employment ...

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      As noted by Lifesite on January 04, 2010, " The CBO&#39;s December 17 cost analysis on the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009 (HR 2517) revealed that extending health and employment ... " (http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jan/10010509.html)
    • Gay Rights Groups Ask Congress to Step Up - July 06, 2009 by CQPolitics.com - A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a measure ( HR 2517 ) that would allow same-sex partners of federal ...

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      As noted by CQPolitics.com on July 06, 2009, "A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a measure ( HR 2517 ) that would allow same-sex partners of federal ..." (http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=news-000003159762)
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