Posts tagged ‘social security’

April 27, 2011

Fed. Government, Shame on You. Dignity is All He had Left

by Accidental Bear

This story breaks my heart. What ever happened to, “Pick on Someone Your Own size!” As I watch this video of Tom and Ron’s heart felt video, tears drop into my coffee. We are not talking ahbout fancy, luxury items here, we are talking about dignity. Shame on you Federal Government! You are a big bully. I want to give you an Indian burn and a wedgie, for starters.

The golden rule
By Cameron Tolle

I was brought up to believe in the Golden Rule: you should treat others as you want to be treated.

So you can imagine my shock when I heard that my Uncle Ron may have to give up the home he shared with my Uncle Tom, who died in March. Ron and Tom were together for 58 years and they married in California in 2008.

But because the Defense of Marriage Act denies gay spouses the Social Security survivor benefits that would be paid to heterosexual widows and widowers, Ron is not getting the Social Security survivor benefits his husband, Tom, earned.

Freedom to Marry has put together a video to highlight this heartbreaking story. Please take a moment to watch:


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