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05/17/2011

People in glass [PolitiFact repudiations] shouldn't throw [gotcha links]

by Jeremy Hooper

It's interesting that the National Organization For Marriage, over on their NOM blog, would link to a Politifact article that had trouble concretely nailing down some of the more obscure or complicated denied rights associated with marriage inequality:

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[SOURCE]

Because while it's true that this respected source did have only a "barely true" label (but still true, nonetheless) to grant towards the denial of those more enigmatic rights/benefits, it's also true that (a) That exact same Politifact article quite easily nailed down the big daddy rights that NOM quite literally wishes to deny gay couples:

Many examples are substantive and well-documented. Gaycouples lose out on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans benefits that would normally go to a spouse. They can't transfer property between themselves without possibly incurring a tax penalty, a concern married couples don't face.

They aren't protected by the COBRA law or the Family Medical Leave Act the way the spouse of an unemployed person is. Death benefits don't automatically go to the partner in a gay marriage the way they go to a widow or widower.
"Full marriage equality [would provide same-sex couples] with about 1,700 rights." [Prop Politifact]

And it's also true that (b) This same Politifact organization quite easily and unabashedly branded NOM's own advertisement campaign with a big, far 100% false label. As in not even barely true. As in not true at all:

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National Organization for Marriage says Massachusetts public schools teach kindergartners about gay marriage [PolitiFact]

And keep in mind that this is the exact same ad campaign, with the exact same claims, that NOM is now running in New York state -- the very state that's up for debate on the NOM post where they include the PolitiFact link!

You wanna go a few rounds, Frequently Frustrating Fibbers of Fallaciousville? Let's go!!

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