Friday, January 15, 2010

Obama Supports Non-Marriage Unions

Washington, D.C.--President Obama today announced his support for "non-marriage unions" in the form of health care legislation he endorsed that contains a marriage penalty for heterosexuals and special exemptions for union members.

Under the new legislation, low- to middle-income married couples would have to pay between 68 percent and 164 percent more for their subsidized health insurance coverage than unmarried couples, but union members would be entirely exempt from any health care plan surtax.

"Let me be clear," said Obama during remarks to the press. "If you are gay or lesbian, I support civil unions for you. If you are in a labor union, I support tax exemptions for you. But if you're a heterosexual and part of a marriage union between a man and a woman, you need to start following through on that marriage vow and become poorer so others can get richer."

Associated articles: Washington Times; New York Post; Washington Post

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