Astronaut Sally Ride’s partner won’t receive government death benefits

Astronaut Sally Ride’s partner won’t receive government death benefits because of our nation’s primitive fear and subsequent hatred of same-sex couples. Sally Ride is as great a hero as any we’ve seen in my lifetime, forging new paths for women and ensuring that young girls can aspire to be anything they want, with the assurance that only a successful pioneer can give. She devoted her life to popularizing science and showing young women that with enough talent and effort, not even the sky is a limit.

Denying Ride’s partner benefits because she happens to be a woman is no way to treat a national hero. This situation is a great example of why the US needs to get over its primitive fear of same sex couples.

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http://boingboing.net/2012/07/28/astronaut-sally-rides-partne.html

One thought on “Astronaut Sally Ride’s partner won’t receive government death benefits

  1. Delise

    I don’t know, the usual commencement is boirng as hell, may be if the guest speaker is J.K. Rowling or Steve Jobs then it’s a different story. Unless those kids burn down a building or my car specifically otherwise I am all for it. I almost think it’s their duty to protest. I mean they are only young once, aren’t they? When they got older, most of them wouldn’t do shit like that any more.

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