Astronaut and physicist Sally Ride passed away this week, her partner to receive NO federal benefits

Disturbing- ‎”When Dr. Ride passed away this week, she left behind her partner of 27 years, Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy. Because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), O’Shaughnessy will receive no federal benefits, benefits she would receive if she were a man. Despite their life-long partnership, she is treated as if she were just an acquaintance.”
http://eclectablog.com/2012/07/astronaut-and-physicist-sally-ride-passed-away-this-week-her-partner-to-receive-no-federal-benefits.html

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