Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Heterosexual partnerships need not apply at FedEx

    Federal Express had decided to offer health insurance to homosexual domestic partners of employees. Here's the story.

Memphis-based FedEx to offer insurance to same-sex domestic partners in 2012

    The FedEx decision is tailored to benefit homosexuals only. Heterosexuals living in sin, shacked up, or whatever you want to call it don't get the benefit. So all the things people like me predicted are happening: Gays aren't just getting equal rights, but special rights. If FedEx wants to reduce health coverage to its married workers in order to provide benefits to gay partners, it ought to go the final step and make the coverage available to shacked-up straights.
    In fact, why not go one further. Why not just allow all employees to add one additional adult living with them to their coverage. This furthers the cause of universal health coverage and gets rid of special rights for gays.
    But true equality isn't the goal of these folks. They want rights above and beyond what heterosexuals have. And now they have them.

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