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Old 02 December 2012, 01:36 PM
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To be fair, the Salvation Army in the USA also states that they do not discriminate and that their services are available to all.
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Old 14 December 2012, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DotBat View Post
(Quote from NYTimes article)

What a wonderful organization. They are willing to close up shop in NYC right as winter sets in if theyíre forced to hire gay people. Because God forbid you have to interact with a gay person while doing your job. Iím sure Jesus loves the idea of blackmailing a city because gay people want to be charitable to the less fortunate. And the usage of the poor and homeless as a pawn is a nice touch too.

Explain to me how this isnít bigotry again?
Bolding mine.

Unless I'm misreading it, isn't the issue not that have refused to hire gay people, but that they have refused to offer benenfits to the partners of their gay employees.

Which is still not right, but significantly different from "we're not going to hire teh gayez"

I'd be curious to know whether they currently offer benefits to defacto spouses of employees, which, IMO would make it less of an issue of opressing gay rights, no?

Can anyone shed a little light on that for me?
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Old 15 December 2012, 12:16 AM
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But since gay marriage is legal in New York, some of these partners are probably actual spouses, not just de facto spouses. Or do you mean that they allow benefits to married same sex partners, but not unmarried ones?
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Old 28 December 2012, 08:03 AM
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Yes, that's my question [I'd forgotten that NY is an early adopter on marriage equality, though!]
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