If NJ law requires domestic partnership benefits, then UPS should provide them.
Only in the state of NJ? Or does NJ now force us to do the same in every state?
how do we monitor domestic relationship that are not bound by marriage. When did the relationship start when did it end? No marriage license no divorce papers.
What if NJ now wants us to recognize beastial relationships do we now abide by that law in that one state also.
What is really a sad sign of the times is that we can't have a reasoned discussion about this without it turning hateful.
UPS will look at this in terms of dollars and cents, just like UPS does every other decision. UPS is in competition with other corporations for labor. As other corporations offer expanded benefits to more people, those companies will begin to draw talented workers away from UPS. UPS will likely look to expand benefits accordingly to bring itself back in line or ahead of other companies.
I don't think this one will be dollars and cents issue. I think it will be a public image issue. For that reason I expect ups will roll over on it at some point.
I don't recognize Civil Unions to be the same as traditional marriage. Gay couples cannot have children naturally, so to me, they cannot get married. I don't care if they have some ceremony devoting themselves to each other, it just isn't the same. If some company wants to give them health benefits, that should be up to that company. The last time I read a national poll on this issue, 75% of respondents were against Gay marriage.
Most of you are offensive on several points. Firstly, look at this:
Gallup Poll. May 10-13, 2007. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.."As you may know, there has been considerable discussion in the news regarding the rights of homosexual men and women. In general, do you think homosexuals should or should not have equal rights in terms of job opportunities?".Should 89%
Should Not 8%
."Do you think marriages between same-sex couples should or should not be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriages?".Should 46%
So only 53% of Americans are against gay marriage, not 75%.
Secondly, the law is the law. If the law provides for domestic partnership benefits, and DPs do include straight people also, then the law must be followed.
Domestic partnerships are defined as two people (GAY OR STRAIGHT) living in the same household for a specified amount of time. PEOPLE, not beasts such as dogs, cats, birds, etc. Therefore, beastiality does not count. And NJ did not legalize beastiality rights.
Whatever... you all can hate as much as you want... I'm done with this thread.
It’s going to be a remarkable year when it comes to Civil Rights. First time ever, there will be a UPS employee driving with a beard on, I heard in Dallas, TX and benefits for Gay couples.
The main question as far as gays and UPS goes is "can you deliver packages while skipping as fast as you can running? Also can you claim work comp for a "limp wrist"? You silly savages!