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Republican State Lawmaker Files Pro-Gay Bill

Jim Burroway

January 7th, 2009

Busting wide open two common stereotypes, a pro-gay bill was introduced by a Republican(!) legislator in Virginia’s(!!) lower house that would allow Virginia companies to provide life insurance to partners of gay employees.  Virginia law currently restricts supplemental life insurance coverage to legal spouses and dependent children under 19 or 25 if the child is a full-time student. The new bill, filed by Delegate Tom Rust (R-Fairfax), would open that up to allow coverage to anyone “mutually… agreed upon by the insurer and the group policyholder.”

A similar bill was filed last year by the state’s only openly gay legislator, Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), but it died in committee.



January 8th, 2009 | LINK

Market’s down, insurers want the extra money. A Republican will never introduce a pro-insurance bill unless the insurance companies have OK’d it. Any objection to a moral issue can be trumped by “we can make money off this.”

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