SC: Gay Marriage Is Gonna Cost Ya …

SAME-SEX BENEFITS OFFERED TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES … By FITSNEWS || That didn’t take long … Before the U.S. Supreme Court definitely settled the question of gay marriage, South Carolina’s bureaucracies are extending benefits to same-sex couples on the basis of several lower court rulings. According to the S.C. Public Employee Benefit…


By FITSNEWS || That didn’t take long …

Before the U.S. Supreme Court definitely settled the question of gay marriage, South Carolina’s bureaucracies are extending benefits to same-sex couples on the basis of several lower court rulings.

According to the S.C. Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), same sex spouses are now eligible for health insurance through the state system.

“By recent decisions of the federal courts, South Carolina’s prohibition upon the recognition of same-sex marriages has been found unconstitutional,” a release from the agency stated. “In light of those rulings, the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) is holding an enrollment period for subscribers who have valid, out-of-state same sex marriages that predate November 18, 2014, to add insurance coverage for their same-sex spouses and children of their same-sex spouses through December 19.”

Additionally, PEBA states that a subscriber who “enters into a valid, same-sex marriage in South Carolina or another state after November 18, 2014 will have the usual 31 days from the date of marriage in which to add coverage for his or her spouse or stepchild.”

Ka-ching, ka-ching, KA-CHING.

FITS is attempting to get an estimate from the agency regarding just what sort of affirmative obligation this new coverage will impose on South Carolina’s already over-burdened taxpayers … so we’ll let you know what we hear.

In the meantime, it’s worth noting we have no objection to same-sex couples being offered the same government benefits currently being made available to heterosexual couples.  In fact failure to offer such benefits would be a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection under the law.

We do, however, hope the price tag accompanying this expansion of liberty encourages state policymakers to rethink not only the size of South Carolina’s government workforce but also the extent of the benefits they receive.

There are certain core functions (cops, prison guards, judges, etc.) government must perform – and those who perform these functions should never encounter discrimination in hiring or firing – or in the salaries they are paid or the benefits they are offered.

But we shouldn’t be paying benefits for non-core functions – whether the individual receiving those benefits is gay or straight.



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E Norma Scok November 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm

So if the they aren’t insured now, who is paying for that? Chances are…we are.

At least this way, someone else is paying for at least part of their personal insurance.

GrandTango November 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

LMAO….It’s no wonder we’re in the shape we’re in if you are voting. And here I thought Nancy Pelosi was a anomaly..Hahahahaha….

Give it up November 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Your people are in charge of SC, hahahahahagag

GrandTango November 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

The topics are redefining marriage and healthcare…Try again, Dumb@$$….

That's Funny November 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Tango bitching about someone not staying on topic? Ahahahahah!!

SC Taxpayers November 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Who pays for your healthcare, GrandTango? The taxpayer does. You’re welcome there, big boy.

SC Taxpayers November 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Who’s paying for your healthcare, GrandTango?

Rocky November 21, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Get that condom out of your rearend. But glad you practice safe coupling

???? November 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

You queers don’t need birth control….how can it be more expensive?

Buz Martin November 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm

How special. pogo/Sandi defending his/hr man-crush GrandTango. Let’s wish nothing but the best for those crazy kids, y’all, how ’bout it?

Guest November 22, 2014 at 7:55 am

S.C. Code §§ 16-3-1700(B), 16-3-1700(C), 16-17-430

Buz Martin November 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Stalking laws, pogo? Seriously? When you are just some random anonymous asshole as far as any of us know?

That’s stupid as hell, even for you.

Long Dong Silver November 22, 2014 at 6:56 pm

We’re coming to get you…

???? November 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Use a condom on your dog.

Rocky November 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I do with your dog.

E Norma Scok November 21, 2014 at 7:55 pm

So genius…who do YOU think is paying for their healthcare if they don’t have insurance?

Since you’re on the gubmint dole, you aren’t..but the rest of us who work are.

You know they funny part here is you don’t even know you’re dumb.

GrandTango November 22, 2014 at 7:32 am

Until Obamacare, we had the freedom not to get it, you F*#k!*g idiot. If you don’t use it, you don’t need to buy it. But your god-Obama FORCED an insurance bill on EVERYBODY as a TAX…

Aside from that, Medicaid allows for anyone to get care, along w/ indigent care laws. I would make you thieves and beggars – who would rather buy cable, pornography and video games – than pay your doctors bills, use free clinics…As it is you clog ERs with a cold, and use up all the government money we already pay, because you’re too F*#king Lazy to go to the doctor during the day (like us payers must.) You ignorant F*#k…

Too dumb November 22, 2014 at 8:48 am

The dumb is strong with this one.

you're welcome November 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

You’re welcome, for the free healthcare you get and I pay for. Isn’t socialism great, Big T?

9" November 23, 2014 at 5:31 am

Mental Health is important,too.Have you thought of going to an,Anger Management program?

Ayn Rand Where Art Thou November 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm

What’s that got to do with anything?

Fits is simply opposed to anyone having health care unless they can pay for it.

If they can’t,tough luck.

Of course there’s is always this “free market” in health care that he is always mentioning without explaining how that would change anything in any way.

truthmonger November 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Health care effectively utilizes extortion to provide profit to both medical workers (doctors, nurses, big pharma). You pay what they want you to because you need it or you might die. Imagine if public service worked the same way:
One of your children is raped by a stranger. You call the police, and one shows up. Wow, serious crime. We’ll take a report. Oh, you want an actual investigation? Hmmm…. the forensic investigation will cost, oh, two thousand dollars. Actual lab work will cost $500 per sample or item. Arrest and housing of the criminal will cost another thousand plus two hundred fifty dollars a day for keeping him in jail. You have insurance? OK, six thousand dollar deductible, then you pay 20% after that. Cops would make 50k per year, with investigators and forensics making 100k+. Can’t afford it? Oh well, guess one got away.
The point is, there are some parts of our society that MUST be regulated (within reason, as society should still not abuse public employees to make a few extra bucks for other select groups of people) to keep society functioning. This article misses the point in trying to turn insurance into a fiscal matter… there is such a thing as equal protection under the law. Start picking and choosing who is protected, and you might find yourself without protection under the law as well. Yes, I do believe that homosexuality is aberrant behavior, but I also recognize that in this case law trumps my beliefs.

Bible Thumper November 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

“So if the they aren’t insured now,”

Haven’t you heard of Obamacare? They should be buying there own insurance not having the state pay for it.

MyrtleMartha November 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

People below a certain income aren’t allowed to use Obamacare. A spouse whose primary job is caring for the family’s children and household is probably not going to be able also to earn enough money to make the cut-off. South Carolina, by refusing to do the necessary Medicaid expansion to give these lower income people health insurance, has made it even more necessary for the state to give health insurance to ALL families of public employees.

9" November 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

Speaking of healthcare/insurance,I went to get gas yesterday,at the usual place;an Indian owned gas/convenience store.There was a new guy there.When I asked,what’s going on,he said his brother had flown to India for surgery,and will be flying back soon:’Much cheaper that way’.

GrandTango November 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Evidently, you are not of the thousands a day reading SCPSD. We have been telling you this all along. And the problem is exacerbated by Obama’s horrible economy.

Liberals are always angling for a government handout. They don’t care if they damage the country. You are TAKERS by nature, and – just because you hate -you tear down the infrastructure that allows the producers to create wealth…You pretty suck, and this exemplifies it. Hopefully voters have figured out what I’ve been telling them…

He's A Hypocrite November 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

How’s ya Medicaid going?

SC Taxpayers November 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Are the “thousands” (lol) a day reading SCPSD aware that you are on government assistance? It wouldn’t matter if they did. They are all unemployed and munching off the government, all the while, whining about how the government is hurting them. Could we at least get a “Thank you, Taxpayer” article?

Asshole's Blog Is Dead As Fuck November 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Funny that the comments don’t reflect “thousands” flocking to his blog…

I’d feel pity for you if you weren’t such a prick.

feds love tucumcari November 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm

How would you know he is on Medicaid?

Pregnant, stuck in Tucumcari November 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

Common knowledge here. Like the Pow Wow is the place to go when in Tucumcari.

9" November 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

So it’s us,heterosexuals vs them,homosexuals.Your support of gay non government not marriage,but civil unions didn’t last long.You’re devastatingly dumb.

Fits Ain't No Republican November 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm

No he is a Republican who is in self denial.

Every once in awhile his inner Republican self shines through, as here.

Nothing unusual really.

Anyone who has been following his comments on this story can detect the ambivalence he has displayed,alternately playing his frequent Libertarian game,while reiterating his support for anti Gay churches.

All in the interest of fairness,of course.

A conflicted Republican.

Buz Martin November 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Also, let’s not forget the part about him insisting that people can only be married by a church, when that flies in the face of reality — especially in a “common law marriage” state, where all a couple has to do to be married is “shack up” for 7 years.

truthmonger November 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm

SC did away with common law marriage a few years ago. FYI.

In Defense of Marriage November 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

No SC DIDNT do away with common law marriage.

There was legislation to do so.

It did NOT pass.

Common Law marriage is ALIVE and well in SC

Further, there is NO 7 year cohabitation requirement .A Common Law marriage may be declared by the simple conduct of the parties.(Go around saying you’re married and one of the partners wants to have it declared CL ,they have a pretty good case).

Oh well November 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Oh shit! Just realized I’ve been gay common law married a couple times in the past. With multiple dudes! Damn, you marriage equality!!!!!

Ben Richardson November 22, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Try having your “church” marriage recognized anywhere, without a license from the state of your choice and you will find you are not married. The “church” can officiate (a strictly ceremonial act) a marriage, but cannot marry anyone with out a legal state document giving permission and then another state document recognizing the legal contract that is marriage.

I'm dumb November 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I guess so. I instantly judge people by who I think they might be having sex with. Doesn’t everybody?

Yes you are. November 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

That’s why people hate Will. Nikki Haley? Gross!

USA November 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

God damn, you people are stupid. No wonder SC ranks at the bottom of every favorable statistic.

Stupid Is As Stupid Does November 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Speaking of stupid, goddamn is one word, not two.

USA November 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm

No, they are two words. I’m asking God to damn the stupid people of SC. You guys just can’t waste a chance to be an idiot.

Checkin' In November 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

If you meant that, why did you use a comma?

USA November 21, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I’ll take a typo over being a resident of SC. Thanks.

9" November 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Why are you reading? An attempt to raise your self-esteem?

Get Over It, Already November 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm

So, it’s okay for taxpayers to pay for hetero marriages but not homo? I work in state government and have insurance, and think it should apply to all. THAT’S WHAT THEY’VE BEEN FIGHTNG FOR!

GrandTango November 22, 2014 at 10:12 am

So if you are a member of NAMBLA, and you increase the risk of AIDS by 1000% to the little boys you are molesting, all you should have to do is FIGHT FOR the right to insure the little boys you endanger…and you should get it…???

If the taxpayers pay for two dudes who marry to get protected – and being the monogamous homosexuals you tell us you are – shouldn’t the much-more at-risk – little boys the gay community perpetuates be covered? It’s discriminatory, if not criminal for us not to take care of your dirty-work, is it not…using your logic?

If smokers have to pay more, or non-helmet wearing motorcycle owners are targeted..shouldn’t those most likely to get AIDS be charged more, and refused coverage it the risk is too high???

Edgar Halcyon November 22, 2014 at 10:15 am

Grand – this is about benefits for same-sex couples who are marrying. Your fantasies, regarding “NAMBLA” have nothing to do with it. Get your right hand back up on the keyboard where it belongs!

GrandTango November 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

You filthy B@$t@*ds hate me because I ask questions you are too stupid, or too dishonest, to answer.

It would be H#!! if you had to live in the REAL world, instead of the land of ignorance that the media and Democrat criminal politicians secure for your stupid @$$#$… (:

Citizens of SC November 22, 2014 at 10:25 am

I don’t want my tax dollars going to pay for GrandTango’s lifestyle. What my recourse?

GrandTango November 22, 2014 at 11:54 am

Quit living in a F*#ked up Haze of liberal myths that the people who own your mind convince you of…so they can control your ignorant @$$…Hope that helps….

Citizens of SC November 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm

The fucked up haze I live in involves going to work and paying taxes, so you can have the state pay for your healthcare. A ‘thank you’ would be appreciated. Don’t you just love benefitting from socialism.

Steve Karper November 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

go to afthanstan and bring your cross and your bible Meet others like you but of another religion

Daydreaming November 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I wish I lived in GrandTango’s world. No work, govt assistance, spending all day by myself on the computer bouncing between various comments sections, with numerous identities, trying to drum up a couple of hits for his fifth rate political ramblings. Is it as awesome to be on govt assistance as the sisters down at the swap meet say it is?

GrandTango November 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

So are you saying you are too stupid to answer my question…or do you KNOW the answer, and you are too F*#kin g ashamed of yourself to answer?

Ben Richardson November 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

You are a shining example of the failure of our educational system.

9" November 22, 2014 at 1:22 pm

You must be lonely.You’re the last living member of NAMBLA,and those boys are full grown men,now.Are you worried about retribution?

StrongAndTasty . November 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Grand Tango, 98% of pedophiles are heterosexual males.

GrandTango November 22, 2014 at 5:08 pm

So since only 2% of the population are homosexual, you’re saying that ALL homosexuals are pedophiles…Right? …I suspected as much. Thank you for admitting it. That’s rare…

You are Sad :-( November 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Your math is as good as your writing. I’m assuming that you have a caregiver who helps you make it through everyday life? What an angel that person must be…

jps November 22, 2014 at 8:45 pm

You’re bad at how groups and % works. If you have a population of 1000 and 2% are homosexuals. That means that 20 are homosexuals and 980 are heterosexuals.

If of that 1000, 100 of them are pedophiles, and 98% of pedophiles are heterosexual males. Then that means there are 98 heterosexual male pedophiles. If that other 2% is homosexual males (which btw it could be heterosexual females, but lets make this simple) then 2 of the pedophiles are homosexual males.

So to break down this 1000 person population using the % applied above:

We have 980 Heterosexuals.
Of these 98 are pedophiles and 882 are not.
We have 20 homosexuals
Of these 2 are pedophiles and 18 are not.

Short version: your math sucks and your point is wrong because of it.

Buz Martin November 23, 2014 at 1:31 am

Math is far from being the only thing about GT that sucks.

truthmonger November 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

While I agree with the sub lingua that we should not judge entire groups by the actions of a few, your numbers are in fact off. That statistic is generated based on self-identification of the perpetrator, whereas substantially more than 2% of victims is male. It is in fact a homosexual act if a male abuses another male, regardless of if the perpetrator self-identifies as heterosexual.
I don’t judge all “conservatives” by the actions or words of Grand Tango, either.

StrongAndTasty . November 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I’m not talking about the gender of the victims though, I’m talking about the sexuality of the pedophiles themselves.

Raping a little boy does not make the pedophile homosexual, and raping a little girl does not make him heterosexual. It is indeed a homosexual ‘act’ when he rapes a little boy but that does not reflect his sexual orientation, and in those cases people automatically assume the pedophile is a homosexual when in fact he rarely is.

Rocky November 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Hey Grand Tango – fortunately for you Obamacare will be able to get that carrot out of your ass. Unfortunately, it cannot get your head out.

Inis_Magrath November 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

GrandT, your question is, “So if you are a member of NAMBLA, …”

Sorry, GrandT, can’t answer your question because neither me nor anyone I know are members of NAMBLA. I’m in my late 50s and I’ve met lots of gay people in my life and never once encountered ant child molesters. But, I have met some straight 100% heterosexual guys who happened to be members of disgusting hateful white supremacist groups.

So let me turn your hypothetical back to you: So if you are a member of the KKK and you increase the risk of death by 1000% to the Black people you’re targeting, all you should have to do is FIGHT FOR the right to insure the Blacks you endanger…and you should get it…???

GrandTango November 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

So you’re’ telling me that the homosexual child molester has to TELL you he is defiling little boys.

But remember it took forever to catch your poster boy – Jerry Sandusky….And how long did those gay priests hide it from you? Wasn’t it years?

Yet you’re saying since none of ’em did it in front of you, you KNOW it does not happen? LMAO…You sound like one ignorant MoFo. I certainly hope you don’t have children…or if you do, DSS needs to interview them right away, with a Dumb@$$ like you overseeing them. No wonder children are not safe in their own homes anymore with blind pervs like you raising them.

Huuuuuuummmmmmm? November 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

GrandTango, aren’t you buddies with that Christian talk show host who was arrested for molesting his own son? Birds of a feather…..

George Jetson November 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Appears he was arrested to try and tie Haley to him before the election and then FITS could use it to try and defeat Haley. That ‘obsession’ thingy.What timing, huh?

So your point?

Huuuuuuuummmmmmmmm? November 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Oh yeah, suuuuuuuuuuure that’s why he was arrested. It was a vast liberal conspiracy, that’s the ticket! How was Obama involved? He’s always responsible.

Yosemmitte Sam November 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm

It was just the next step, in my opinion. FITS couldn’t pin the deaths of the children (DSS) on Haley so what would be the ONLY thing worse than being responsible for a child’s death???…. to try and connect Haley to a alleged child molester-who happened to be a Christian and it is his son.

Yosemmitte Sam November 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Good point. He is responsible for DESTROYING America and helping elect Haley.

Foghorn Leghorn November 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Gutless fag.

Steve Karper November 22, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Nambla – only the westboro baptists and NOM use that long dead balony

just shows show some extreme conservatives are digging into a toilet of hate as their cherished hatred of gays is being undermined by the courts

joan November 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Taxpayers should not pay for ANY marriages.

Slaps Forehead November 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Uh, yeah…the people getting married pay for their own marriage license. Maybe one day you can have that experience.

MyrtleMartha November 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

What an incredibly stupid claim this article makes. South Carolina citizens will actually save money through extending insurance coverage to the families of same sex couples. What do you think we do in South Carolina with people who don’t have health insurance coverage? Throw them out by the roadside to die and be eaten by vultures? No, we care for them, mostly by forcing them to go sit in ER waiting rooms for hours – sometimes missing work and thus reducing their ability to care for themselves financially – and then we give them care for even relatively minor ailments in the most expensive setting possible. This drives up hospital costs, and South Carolina citizens pay through the nose for it. It’s cheaper to provide people with health insurance than to pay ER prices for their every injury and illness. This article is just another ugly and non-fact-based slur on LGBT* people, implying that they’re somehow a nasty burden when they claim the exact same rights that straight people take for granted.

Tom November 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm

“What do you think we do in South Carolina with people who don’t have health insurance coverage? Throw them out by the roadside to die and be eaten by vultures?”
Not now, but that is basically the Republican plan. So this interferes with getting there plan implemented.

Ben Richardson November 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm

These “people” don’t realize how much gays, who are mostly childless, contribute to educating the breeders children. If you send your little darlings to private school, you get a tax rebate. If you have no little darlings to send to school, you pay out the nose for a service you do not use. Now you begrudge us health benefits from the same employer we both serve…..the inequity goes on and on.

Deo Vindice SC November 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Hot pussy and Dick. SC has to pay it all

Jack C. Hall Jr. November 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm

As a single person I’m tired of paying for marriages….period. Single people really get the short end of the stick, I’m surprised that we have not rose up as a group….since single people now outnumber married people in the US.

Women November 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Whatever, loser.

E Norma Scok November 21, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Its true..if you’re single with no kids, your getting the long end of the staff come tax time.

IRS Agent 25 November 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Bud, wives cost a lot more than their tax deductions.

Taos November 22, 2014 at 6:33 am

I agree 100% with you! Now that marriage is no longer a “good public policy” objective, than it is time for the single folks of this nation to rise up under the equal protection clause of the 14% and demand equal rates.

Santa Fe November 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

Good luck with that.

guest November 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm

GMAB We pay more for straight couples who have babies they can’t afford to raise.

Buz Martin November 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Lovin’ that incredibly busty grey-haired babe in the “If you’re shy, don’t click here” ad running on FITS now.

That and the the promo pic from theChive that says “12 Ladies Bouncing (yes, actually bouncing)

Reminds me of the girls bouncing on trampolines from “The Man Show” on Comedy Central. Now that right there was some good teevee.

Guest November 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

What are DOR and DHHS doing?

theguy November 21, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Just for kicks Fits, list all the services currently provided by the government that think they should not provide. And please be specific and don’t just use generalities.

to_tell_the_truth November 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

It costs not one cent more for the HR Department to cover a same-gender employee’s spouse than it does to cover an opposite-gender spouse.
The ‘premise’ here is absurd on its face.

Aaron November 22, 2014 at 2:49 am

I don’t get the redneck logic. Lets say we have five state employees, all married. Four are married to opposite sex spouses. The fifth employee is married to a same sex spouse. All five employees are equally hard working and productive. Now — it’s better to offer full benefits to the four employees, but exclude the fifth because equality “costs too much?” It’s no wonder why the Deep South is so backward.

Frank November 22, 2014 at 8:51 am

Redneck logic. No such thing.

SCBlues November 22, 2014 at 9:04 am

“Redneck logic. No such thing. ”
Redneck Logic = I shop at Wal-Mart because the Walton Family cares about me.
Redneck Logic = I vote Republican because the Republicans care about me – and when I sell my double-wide I’ll surely benefit from those Republican tax breaks for the wealthy.
Redneck Logic = Beer and cigarettes come before a Winter coat for my kids because it ain’t that cold outside anyway.
Redneck Logic = If health insurance don’t cover my tattoos then I don’t need none.
Redneck Logic = Is there life after death? Touch my truck and find out!

Frank November 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

That’s thinkin’, not logic.

euwe max November 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm

viagra should be covered but birth control should not – slut.

SCBlues November 23, 2014 at 9:20 am

“viagra should be covered but birth control should not – slut.”
Honey, I’m the Hester Prynne of sluttiness – got a bog old S carved into my forehead.

euwe max November 23, 2014 at 9:27 am

Occupation: Seamstress/ Prisoner
Interested in: Forbidden Men
Interests: Sewing, taking care of Pearl, protecting the identity of Pearls father
Dislikes: Standing on a scaffold for three hours
Favorite Music: Country

SCBlues November 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm

“Interested in: Forbidden Men”
LOL. Too funny.

Type7 November 23, 2014 at 1:13 am


euwe max November 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

same thing as a white woman raping a black man.

david v November 22, 2014 at 8:32 am

So as long as we – gay people – have paid taxes – to support heterosexual unions all was good. Now that we are paying and finally get some benefit out of it it is not ? Talking about double standards…

9" November 22, 2014 at 8:48 am

Gay people have helped pay your benefits,forever,dude.Along with all the other taxes,that don’t benefit me,whatsoever,but that doesn’t bother me.My partner’s death took most of the money I had.The odd thing is,he had a good bit of money in the bank,and it’s still there.You ain’t got shit to be whining about,bitch.

euwe max November 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Maybe you can back into it with Tort Marriage

FuckTheTaxPayerRightInTheAss November 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

We’re here, we’re queer, and you’re taking it up the ass! We’re here, we’re queer, and you’re taking it up the ass! We’re here, we’re queer, and you’re taking it up the ass!

Native Ink November 22, 2014 at 1:01 pm

FITS is batting zero with his reporting on gay marriage. No one cares about non-issues like which lesbian couple the media focuses on or the small number of gay spouses who will now get spousal benefits from the state.

Good Write November 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm

thanks Will for the article. This is the info I have been looking fo.

Good Write November 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm


Gooder Right? November 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I dig the irony in your screen name.

Jack Simpson November 22, 2014 at 6:13 pm

“South Carolina’s already over-burdened taxpayers”? Are you joking? The taxes are so low they have “portable classrooms” which are run-down old trailers as part of high schools. You guys are just anti-equality. Get over it…progress is happening, no thanks to folks like you.

Type7 November 23, 2014 at 1:15 am

I thought, according to conservatives, there were only 8-10 gays in the country. In that case, increased costs shouldn’t be a concern.

Annoyed By Narrow Minds November 23, 2014 at 7:53 am

“We do, however, hope the price tag accompanying this expansion of liberty encourages state policymakers to rethink not only the size of South Carolina’s government workforce but also the extent of the benefits they receive.” State employees already receive some of the worst benefits out there. The deductible has gone up by 50% over the past 2 years, and the State Health Plan pays for no preventible care (like flu shots). The “extent of the benefits” state employees receive is already laughable. The bills I get after going to the doctor for what the State Health Plan doesn’t cover get higher and higher, along with what I pay for insurance, so any rethinking they do need not make it worse.

GrandTango November 23, 2014 at 10:01 am

Did FITS quit the site? There has not been a new post in days. We got one -on SCPSD – talking about how The State newspaper is trying to blame Brawl on the Gamecocks…when it was Clemson’s Bobby Williamson punching Syvelle Newton, that stared it.

SCPSD is a GREAT read…and not stale, like this lazy site.

Dez Par Rate November 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm

“SCPSD is a GREAT read…and not stale, like this lazy site”

You left out: “pretty please with a cherry on top.”

mamatiger92 November 24, 2014 at 8:30 am

breaking news on something that happened 10 years ago. congrats.

GrandTango November 24, 2014 at 9:43 am

Thank you for reading. Hope you learned something from it….And your comment is amusing coming from a leftwing dinosaur. Don’t y’all still live in pre-Civil War history so you can get credit – and a handout – for being a slave to the Democrat Party?

mamatiger92 November 24, 2014 at 10:04 am

don’t flatter yourself. never visited your blog.

GrandTango November 24, 2014 at 10:52 am

Yet you are commenting on it as if you are so knowledgeable????…yet you’ve never read it????…LMAO… What a typical F*#king idiot Democrat you are…LAMO…..As expert about everything as you are ignorant about it…Hahahahaha…You are a true FITS disciple, for sure…(:

mamatiger92 November 24, 2014 at 10:58 am

honest question…. take a few minutes and review your post history. why in bloody hell would anyone want to read your blog other than to snicker and make fun of it? seriously?

GrandTango November 24, 2014 at 11:04 am

Better question: Why are you so obsessed w/ me, when every time you engage, I reveal what a vapid Dumb@$$ you are…You people LIVE for me to talk to you. If I did not help you identify yourselves, I just don’t think you’d care what I said. But so many of you talk about me -or how meaningless I am – or you talk about nothing.

On he flip side – I LOVE talking about the typical liberal…because you say so much about who, and what, you and your movement are all about…and I love showing that to other people, who actually may be open-minded enough to see what stupid F*#ks you are…on average…

mamatiger92 November 24, 2014 at 11:37 am

Exhibit A

Soft Sigh from Hell November 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I hope all the new couples are happy and secure.

But can we get back to the more-interesting topics, like who is going to be indicted next, and when . . . and for what, and who will he/she in-turn squeal on?

You know, the fun stuff.

ScrewedNSC November 23, 2014 at 7:12 pm

FITS you conclusion is all wrong. This is a jobs program. Look at all of the new attorneys we will need to handle all of the divorces. I am just waiting for some politician to take credit for the new jobs program. Plus these are high paying jobs. Attorneys and paralegals are paid well. Tax revenue from the additional payroll taxes will more then offset the additional cost. Just give it time.

David Illar November 23, 2014 at 10:01 pm

None of these comments amount to anything. The key thing that gays and straight and politicians need to know is that marriage is religious ceremony uniting two people as one in the eyes of god. Now, since i can not think of any major religion who’s bible or what have you does not teach homosexuality as being an abomination. I can not think of any reason gay couples would want to get married other to milk the system for money and benefits. Also keeping mind since all these minority groups nd democrats want a separation of church and state. Then politicians and the supreme courts should have no say or rights in a religious ceremony in the first place. Just saying

Tom November 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Marriage predates all current religions. The state has always been involved in marriage. Marriage was always a contractual relationship as much and in some societies more than a religious relationship. For example the Greeks and the Romans, where the one man one wife concept first arose, viewed Marriage as a contractual relationship. A religious ceremony was not even required to create a marriage in ancient Rome.

What people like you need to know is that world history and Christian history are not the same. For most of world history the norm for marriage was Polygamy. Women were sold. Sometimes to people of an entirely different religion to be their wife. To say that marriage is a nothing more than a religious ceremony, shows you know nothing about history. Which is not uncommon in SC.

MyrtleMartha November 24, 2014 at 6:21 pm

Holy Matrimony is a religious ceremony uniting two people as one in the eyes of God. It is often called “marriage.”

The government provides a household-establishment license, a legal contract making two people legal relatives and thus intertwining the couples’ finances and defining their responsibilities to each other and to any children they raise. This is a government interest because the increased stability protects children and reduces the chances any member of the legal family will end up on public welfare. The constitution says that if we protect and benefit some people with a law, we must treat everyone the same under that law unless there is a compelling government (not religious) interest in not doing so. You cannot get such a government contract with a child, a dog, or a toaster because contracts require what they cannot give: free and competent consent. Because of power imbalances and psychological interdependencies (plus in some case risk of birth defects), very close relatives cannot get these legal contracts. The contracts are confined to two people only because, so far as anyone knows, there is no way to write such a contract for three or more people without at least of the people losing the some the power and/or the equal status that two-person contracts give. But court after court has failed to find any compelling state interest in denying this contract to same-sex couples: the couples can legally consent and are also thus provided additional financial stability, which benefits the government. This government contract is also often called “marriage.”

The fact that the word “marriage” is used for two different things really shouldn’t confuse you like this. Your listed name is David. I know a man named David who is a crook. Because you use the same name you must be the same person, right? Well, no.

Do you claim that you eat sanctified fish because you have a state fishing license? Do you claim you drive a holy car because you registered it with the government? Let me very clear: the government is not God. Your apparent claim that the legal contract provided by the State of South Carolina has anything whatsoever to do with God-sanctified Holy Matrimony is blasphemy. Please stop it.

TSIB November 24, 2014 at 10:18 am

Truly this is the dumbest take I’ve seen to date on gay marriage.


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