$antorum Watch

Civil Unions
Home
GOP Platform
Contributors
Challengers
Links
Voting Record
May News
April News
March News
February News
January News
Jan 8 Photos
December News
Dec 12 Photos
November News
Nov 16 Photos
October News
September News
Sep 24 Photos
Sep 16 Photos
August News
Aug 4 Photos
Aug 3 Photos
July News
June News
Jun 14 Photos
May 05 News
April 05 News
March 05 News
February 05 News
January 05 News
News in Brief
2000 Election
Contact Us

A battle of substance

In his Oct. 6 commentary ("Same-sex union: right idea, wrong way"), Steve Chapman is mistaken when he says, "In practice, the domestic partner system is a close facsimile of civil unions, which are a close facsimile of marriage" and adds that "the battle is more about terminology than substance."

Civil unions do not get federal protection such as Social Security survivor benefits, and since civil unions have been recognized only at the state level, if a family relocates by choice (or is forced to relocate under job-related circumstances), a partner can lose access to health benefits if the state they move to does not recognize such civil unions.

The battle is more about substance than terminology.

Monique Frugier, Ardmore

 
Letter to the editor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct 11, 2005
 
Back to Home

email us at: santorumwatch@verizon.net