Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Did Bush Really Sign a Gay Rights Bill into Law??

Believe it or not President Bush has signed a gay rights bill into law:

Call it a Christmas present for gay and lesbian couples. President Bush signed the Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act of 2008 (WRERA) two days before Christmas. The new law makes it mandatory for businesses to roll over retirement benefits to a same-sex partner in the event of the employee’s death.

Previously, employers could decline and surviving same-sex partners would have to pay tax on the inheritance of the deceased partner’s retirement savings. Legally married heterosexual couples automatically avoid that tax penalty.

TPJ: Knowing Bush there must be some fine print somewhere. Too, I wonder if he signed the law with a pink pen or a feather pen?

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2 comments:

JoeC said...

I'm glad to see him do something that makes good sense. He did a lot for aid to Africa, too. I won't mention the other massive amount of bad crap he did here, it's just nice to see him do some good things for a change. He really seems like he'd be a nice guy to like, but it's just hard to drink a beer with somebody while they're angling the knife up under your rib cage.

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

Joe C:

Yeah he did do a few good things and being an adopted African I am very pleased with his assistance to Africa.