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Walmart to Offer Health Benefits to Same-Sex Couples, Domestic Partners
KARK News 4 ^ | August 27, 2013 | KARK

Posted on 08/27/2013 2:18:39 PM PDT by TheBattman

Health insurance benefits for same-sex couples and domestic partners will soon be offered by the nation's largest retailer.

According to CNNMoney.com, Walmart sent workers a postcard this week informing them that domestic partners of U.S. employees will be eligible to receive benefits starting Jan. 1.

Domestic partners of opposite genders that have been in a committed relationship and living together for at least one year will also be covered under the upcoming changes, according to the article.

Workers will be able to enroll from Oct. 12 through Nov. 1.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benefits; gay; homosexual; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; walmart
It appears Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has chosen sides - giving in to the homosexual agenda.
1 posted on 08/27/2013 2:18:39 PM PDT by TheBattman
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To: TheBattman

They’re probably trying to get the unions off their backs by showing some “tolerance and diversity”. At least they’ll have this to hang their hat on next time they’re attacked.


2 posted on 08/27/2013 2:22:17 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: TheBattman

The beginning of the end.

Old Sam is spinning in his grave.


3 posted on 08/27/2013 2:24:27 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: TheBattman

How about my dog if I am married to my dog?


4 posted on 08/27/2013 2:24:42 PM PDT by Heartlander2
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To: TheBattman

It will be interesting to see how many folks this actually applies to. As WM is converting much of its non-mgmt workforce to “29ers” to avoid Obamacare.


5 posted on 08/27/2013 2:25:05 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: TheBattman

I had been considering dropping walmart lately ... their prices are not THAT less (not like before) ...


6 posted on 08/27/2013 2:28:21 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: TheBattman

And not married heterosexuals.
Since they had first asked for a waver, what changed.


7 posted on 08/27/2013 2:29:53 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: nascarnation

“29ers or two-niners are mountain bikes that are built to use 700c or ISO 622 mm wheels. Most mountain bicycles use ISO 559 mm wheels which are commonly called 26” wheels. The ISO 622 mm wheel is typically also used for road-racing, trekking, cyclo-cross, touring and hybrid bicycles. ...”

Okay...I’m lost. What are 29ers?


8 posted on 08/27/2013 2:32:23 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

Twenty-niners are anyone who’s younger than a boomer (1965 or younger) who get converted to part-time and lose their full time job so that the business isn’t on the hook for Obamacare.


9 posted on 08/27/2013 2:37:17 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Gen.Blather
“Okay...I’m lost. What are 29ers?”

Gold Miners with a premonition and went to California in 1829 is my guess.

10 posted on 08/27/2013 2:37:58 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: Gen.Blather

29ers: Employees who work less than thirty hours per week and are therefore classified as part-time. They usually do not qualify for benefits.


11 posted on 08/27/2013 2:38:01 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: knarf

“I had been considering dropping walmart lately ... their prices are not THAT less (not like before) ...”

I’ve dropped them already. Walmart needs to feel the pain.


12 posted on 08/27/2013 2:38:13 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: TheBattman

WalMart just lost at least some of my business.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 2:38:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: TheBattman

Yet another reason not to shop at Wal-Mart (other than the Wal-martians.)


14 posted on 08/27/2013 2:43:29 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: knarf
I had been considering dropping walmart lately ... their prices are not THAT less (not like before) ...

True. And the hassle that I have to go through to shop there makes paying $0.02 more for an item at a competitor well worth it.

15 posted on 08/27/2013 2:45:06 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: TheBattman

Well, maybe my snooty lib relatives who have never liked Walmart will now shop there, “because they are now so enlightened.”


16 posted on 08/27/2013 2:46:30 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: knarf

What sucks is how WM has moved in and shut down local stores and smaller chains... eliminating competition (and shopping options) for many of us, particularly in more rural areas.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 2:47:15 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: knarf
I had been considering dropping walmart lately ... their prices are not THAT less

Truer than you realize. Where I live Kroger supermarkets have beat up Walmart pretty badly when it comes to groceries.

We used to price shop.. now, we just go to Kroger's. They are lower 75 to 80% of the time and have more specials/coupons.

I have a friend who is a night manager at a nearby Walmart Super Center and he also verifies what I'm telling you.

18 posted on 08/27/2013 3:05:52 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Gen.Blather

Under the Obamacare law, employers are only required to provide (expensive mandated) healthcare benefits to “full time” employees which are defined as ones working 30 hrs/week or more.

There is a big push in a lot of industries to convert employees to this part time category, and they are termed “29ers” .


19 posted on 08/27/2013 3:13:26 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: TheBattman

But only the 10 remaining employees with full time jobs at Walmart are eligible:


20 posted on 08/27/2013 3:41:18 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: TheBattman

Oh, great! Now I have to boycott Walmart, too? My shopping options have gotten mighty slim.


21 posted on 08/27/2013 4:30:03 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Bigg Red

I think you still have Chic-Fil-A and Whole Foods still available (they are against gub’mt health care)

That’s about it. HAPPY Shopping


22 posted on 08/27/2013 4:35:28 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: TheBattman
Walmart sent workers a postcard this week informing them that domestic partners of U.S. employees will be eligible to receive benefits starting Jan. 1. Domestic partners of opposite genders that have been in a committed relationship and living together for at least one year will also be covered under the upcoming changes, according to the article.

Wait a minute.

Common law marriage is barely recognized in the states, and they are doing this with heterosexual 'roommates' too?

This is going the way of the UK.
I watch a bunch of UK TV and they say 'partner' a lot - you assume homosexuals but they use it for heterosexual couples.

If you don't have that marriage 'license' you aren't 'married' in many legal venues (for homos and heteros)- this changes the legal definition game across all state lines.

My state doesn't recognize common law marriage - now they wold be forced to do so - concerning health care insurance law?

23 posted on 08/27/2013 4:47:44 PM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: TheBattman
It's over.
Walmart has dropped trou for the queers.
24 posted on 08/27/2013 4:51:18 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: libertarian27

This is hardly new news.
Most large corporations have been doing it for a long time.

Here are Mercer percentages of employers by size that offered health coverage to same-sex domestic partners, 2012.

500-999 employees – 36%
1,000-4,999 employees – 52%
5,000-9,999 employees – 62%
10,000-19,999 employees – 67%
20,000 or more employees – 75%


25 posted on 08/27/2013 4:53:21 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: albie
They’re probably trying to get the unions off their backs by showing some “tolerance and diversity”.

Maybe they're *competing* with CVS. CVS is inviting trained Obamacare “navigators” into stores to assist and facilitate sign-ups for universal health care.

So long, Wallyworld.

26 posted on 08/27/2013 4:56:19 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: nascarnation

No, what I see as new is that they are offering the same health insurance coverage to heterosexual couples in a committed relationship of at least a year.
(Not Legally Married - State Marriage License Sanctioned)
That changes things - big time(big company) - legally across all state lines (well, except VT - lol).

The government ‘frowns’ on common law marriage
This just opened up the gates.
Heterosexual couples too?


27 posted on 08/27/2013 4:59:14 PM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: TheBattman

I’d rather have Wal-Mart doing this then the gubmint.


28 posted on 08/27/2013 5:06:50 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: TheBattman
What sucks is how WM has moved in and shut down local stores and smaller chains... eliminating competition (and shopping options) for many of us, particularly in more rural areas.

That dog doesn't hunt anymore.

What usually happens is that the employees or owners of the mom and pop stores become department store managers at Walmart in their specialized field. Also, there are higher-end, specialty stores that are built next to or in the area of Walmart as well.

29 posted on 08/27/2013 5:10:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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The nail in the coffin as far as me ever shopping there again. I'm just wondering when this aggressive promotion and catering to mentally ill sex perversion and gross despicable immorality will hit bottom, crash, and we can return to a sane civilization again.

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30 posted on 08/27/2013 8:11:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Bigg Red

Oh, great! Now I have to boycott Walmart, too? My shopping options have gotten mighty slim.


That’s okay, at the rate the economy is crashing, you won’t have any money to spend anywhere pretty soon. Or me, I’m practically there already.


31 posted on 08/27/2013 8:13:24 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: TheBattman

I’m amazed at this. I wonder if it is the truth.


32 posted on 08/27/2013 9:37:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: little jeremiah

That’s okay, at the rate the economy is crashing, you won’t have any money to spend anywhere pretty soon.

&&&
Good point.


33 posted on 08/28/2013 5:42:09 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Pollster1; knarf; JCBreckenridge
I dumped Wal★Mart about five years ago because of the extremely rude checkers.

They also overcharged me every single week.

They'd ring one item twice, usually something expensive, or something I bought would
be charged, but nowhere to be found in my grocery when I got home.

I am very pleasant and polite to checkers because I know that customers can be difficult,
and I do not wish to add to the poor kids' misery.

But when they're just plain nasty for no reason, it's so-long, babe.

Yes, I pay more at Giant Eagle, but people there, with few exceptions, are friendly and polite.
34 posted on 08/28/2013 6:11:05 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I did recently shop at wal mart (recent meaning within the same year). Other stores are better and they have excellent customer service.


35 posted on 08/28/2013 6:28:04 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge
JC Penney learned their lesson about pandering to 2% of the population that 98% find disgusting.

All that "Heather has two mommies" junk is gone from their latest ads that I've seen.

I guess that Wal★Mart has to go through the same thing.
36 posted on 08/28/2013 7:33:47 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Yep, I shop with a made in TX firm. Costs somewhat more but I’m very happy with them.


37 posted on 08/28/2013 8:16:24 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I don’t know where you live - but your statement outright flies in the face of what I have witnessed with my own eyes and of those “mom and pop” folks who lost everything and no, they didn’t get jobs with WM.

Further - and again, this must be the case where you are - but here in rural Arkansas - “higher-end” specialty stores are not anywhere near Walmart.

So, sir, your dog don’t hunt.


38 posted on 08/28/2013 11:46:43 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: TheBattman

How about a new FR rule regarding Walmart - if you are posting in a WM-related thread, you must post your financial position in the company...


39 posted on 08/28/2013 11:47:58 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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