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Sometimes you see advocacy groups go fuckin’ bat shit insane so that their cause gets acceptance, and today, we have one of those .

The pets of Palm Beach Community College employees will qualify for discounted group medical insurance beginning in January, but domestic partners are still barred from receiving similar benefits.

School officials sent a memo last week explaining the new voluntary pet benefit available via payroll deduction through the private company Veterinary Pet Insurance.

Full-time college employees can receive a 5 percent discount on services because of the college’s enrollment in the program, which covers dogs and cats, but also hedgehogs, frogs, guinea pigs, geckos, iguanas and sugar gliders – small flying mammals native to Australia.

PBCC’s response makes complete sense.

Grace Truman, PBCC spokesman, said the pet insurance is not part of the employee benefits package, and she draws a distinction between the group discount through VPI Pet Insurance and human health insurance.

She said the pet insurance is the same as other group discount items available to college employees such as 12 percent off Dell computers, 15 percent off on bouquets from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, and a $40 membership to Sam’s Wholesale Club.

“There’s really no comparison,” Truman said about the pet insurance and domestic partner insurance. “We get discount offers from companies from time to time and we pass them onto employees without our endorsements.”

The timing of this is hilarious, but I take Truman’s explanation as truth. It makes perfect sense, and there is obviously a difference between the two. Same-sex partners should absolutely have insurance benefits, but it makes you look nutty if you are dishonest and claim that these two programs are the same.

Hopefully the blogs and groups who are OUTRAGED and SHOCKED by this will just shut the fuck up, since they are either idiots, or trying to make controversy where there isn’t any.

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November 26, 2007 - Posted by | Gay Marriage, Gay Rights

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