Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 10/15/2009 7:50:00 AM Senator Joe Lieberman is working hard to advance two top legislative priorities of homosexual activists in Washington.
Senator Lieberman (I-Connecticut) earlier this year introduced the Domestic Partner Benefits and Obligations Act of 2009 (S. 1102), which would extend spousal benefits to the same-sex partners of federal government employees. Those benefits would include federal health insurance, enhanced dental and vision care, retirement and disability provisions and life insurance and benefits in cases of death or disability.
Lieberman tells The Hill newspaper that he hopes to get the bill onto the Senate floor by the end of the year.
Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel, says he finds it unfortunate that during an economic recession, liberals are "holding Americans hostage to a radical social agenda."
"[I]f this were to pass, [taxpayers would be] forced to subsidize a lifestyle that every major world religion and thousands of years of history have held to be immoral and destructive from a spiritual and emotional -- and certainly a physical standpoint," states Barber.
In addition, the White House is reportedly talking with Lieberman about strategies for repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy -- a policy which President Barack Obama promised a pro-homosexual gathering last Saturday that he would push to abolish. That policy bans homosexual from serving openly in the military.