Opposite sex domestic partners in California?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPSerson, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. UPSerson

    UPSerson Banned

    I know alot of other companies offer this but why is HR telling me no when they offer this to same sex domestic partners??? Alot of people don't get married and it seems discriminating to straight people. Can anybody clear this issue up for me? Thank you very much
  2. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    Because the sheer amount of fraud that would happen would tank the insurance companies. If you have lived with your partner for years and are practically married anyway, a simple court marriage would give your partner benefits. It has nothing to do whatsoever with discrimination since the vast majority of states don't have a provision for same sex marriages being allowed, so there's a provision for them. You have no such legal handicap and besides, if my partner didn't want to get married but wanted the benefits provided by UPS I'd tell her they're hiring pt right now and get her own.
  3. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    A marriage license costs $50 in this state, and an additional $10 to be married by a judge. The "ceremony" lasts less than a minute.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    No, we cannot clear this issue up for you.

    So sorry.
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I had an opposite sex partner in California once. I was just passing thru.
  6. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    get a wife

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    I had a wife once. Eventually her husband came and got her.
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Do gays have one leg up when it comes to benefits?! Don't want to marry, be gay.