Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Annotation #8

Title: Senate advances benefits bill for same-sex couples; The issue prompted critics to caution against efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.

This is another article from Minnesota. This article deals with a bill that would pass to give same-sex couples more benefits from the workplace and other things like heterosexual married couples enjoy. Those for it think that it is only fair that these couples could share the same benefits that straight people have the opportunity to have. Those against it say it costs to much or it is just building a cornerstone for gay marriage in Minnesota. The bill actually won't cost that much though, which leaves the other argument. Those opposed to it believe that this isn't about insurance... it's about making the relationship more like a marriage, which isn't right. Those for it believe that is alright since they don't have the ability to have a marriage or benefits. They want to help all families in Minnesota, not just the straight ones.

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