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AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
2.) Domestic Partner Benefits for Same-sex Partners of Faculty Members Working for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
1.) The Philadelphia Phillies fifth Gay Community Day will be on August 9th in
Lets picture next Thursday night’s game: military personnel and veterans and their families along with a group of people who want to infiltrate and redefine the military; in addition, children who are part of mentoring programs along side a group that is already infiltrating their schools with the message that ‘Gay is okay.” There’s something wrong with this picture!
2.) The contract that currently sits before the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors and the State Employees Benefit Trust Fund Board of Trustees would extend health care coverage to the same-sex partners of faculty members. The vote will probably come within the next week or so. The AFA of PA has sent a packet of information to the 35 members of these boards. The information included Dr. John Diggs “The Health Risks of Gay Sex” and Corporate Research Council’s “Do Domestic Partner Benefits Make Good Business Sense.” The information included in the latter notes that Wellpoint, Inc. which owns Blue Cross of California and a number of other major insurers found that “The loss ratio (health-care costs as a percent of premiums paid) for same-sex domestic partners was 17.1% HIGHER than for the remaining two party members (meaning opposite-sex couples).”
1.) If the Philadelphia Phillies Gay Community Day, especially in conjunction with “Military Appreciation Night” and “Mentoring Night,” concerns you, please consider contacting the Phillies by clicking here or calling (215) 463-6000.
2.) Please take a little time and contact these members of the PASSHE Board of Governors: Chairman – Kenneth Jarin at 717-720-4420; Representative Michael Hanna ; Senator Vincent Hughes ; Senator James Rhoades. Click here for additional members. Ask them to vote 'No on the proposed contract with the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties that extends health benefits to domestic partners.'
If you receive our newsletter, please get the enclosed postcard to Kenneth Jarin in the mail ASAP. Also, if you want additional postcards to distribute at church, etc. or do not receive our newsletter, please contact us.
3.) Don’t forget you can now listen to Diane Gramley’s weekly radio program ‘American Family Focus on PA Issues’ on our website. Click here.
4.) Feel free to forward this alert to other concerned Pennsylvanians. If this alert is being forwarded to you by a friend, please feel free to sign up by clicking here. Please indicate in which county you live.
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