The Same Sex Marriage Benefits in Public and Private Sectors

The Same Sex Marriage Benefits in Public and Private Sectors
Same sex protection under the law of LGBT proves contradictory to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that rejected the same-sex marriage and benefits alienated to them as passed by the Congress (Wintemute & Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships, 2002, p. 102). Initially, the issue of same-sex benefit was given a social view of their acceptance as human and part of the American community. However, political interpretation emerged with every political party, group and official giving it their interpretation. Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) act was interested in marriage protection and viewing same-sex an act eliciting bad morals while LGBT recognizes couples of the same-sex as part of the American community that just like other marriages should enjoy benefits of marriage.
Republican Party Position
The Republican Party terms same-sex marriage as a threat to constitutional order. The party further stresses their position in their election manifestos by supporting the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The party holds this position by calling for constitutional amendment that will fully protect marriage as a union of man and women, discrediting same-sex marriage (Lampo, 2012, p. 122). The party believes in the value of a family and by so saying, the party refers to a recognized man-woman marriage that provides the best family environment for growing children.
Republic party supports efforts to cut off attempts and influence of the government and other court jurisdictions sponsored marriage gambles because of their pernicious belief of a family as a respectable institution (Warner, 2012, p. 75). This explains why the party has for long pushed for Acts that strengthen marriage through the DOMA amendments and beyond limits opposes child adoption by same-sex marriage terming it as no institution to bring up a child. This hard position taken by the Republican Party on same-sex marriage has seen the party viewed as non-reformist even with the United Nation’s recognition of lesbianism and gay’s acceptance.
Rick Perry’s Position
Texas Governor Rick Perry pledged to fight for defense of marriage even after the U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled in favor of gay marriage according to the case filed by two gay couples who were opposed to the Texas’ position of banning same-sex marriage. Rick Perry’s position has been against the same-sex marriage giving it a political support position that the Texas community had made a prior decision by voting against the practice that was viewed as a menace to their social lives (Harris, 2014, p. 87). Perry even demonstrated this further by signing the National Organization for Marriage Pledge to which he explicitly believed would stand as a guide in marriage to one option, opposite-sex marriage.
Governor Rick Perry has always stood in favor of the federal Constitutional marriage amendments to which he believes will be the only way the federal state will be able to control same-sex marriage. He recognizes that both the gay and lesbianism practitioners are human and part of the American community as a whole and so deserve equal marriage benefits, but these benefits can only be rendered on reasonable grounds of acceptable marriage practices. Marriage is holy and hence has a value that must be adhered to and respected at all levels. He holds that homosexuals are not appropriate role models in the society for the adolescent boys and should be stopped at all costs in accordance to the law. This has seen Rick’s motivated support for the Defense of Marriage Act that has made him meet most anti-gay activists and intends to use them in favor of his support to mobilize his large Texas’ community and America as a whole.
Domestic Partnership Health Insurance Stipend (DPHIS) program
Domestic Partnership Health Insurance Stipend (DPHIS) program assists the eligible employees through their employers in the domestic partnerships they form to pay for health insurance and other health benefits to the employees and their partners. The range of these benefits apparently depends with the state where the spouses live. This equally affects the terms of extension on the same-sex marriage benefits. According to the DOMA Act of 1996, marriage is defined as the legal union only between man and woman as a husband and wife affiliated to their future parental responsibility. Therefore, if a state allows same-sex marriage, the spouse would not be considered in the federal government for the marriage benefits, such as the DPHIS health program benefits. This has made it difficult for the same-sex marriages to enjoy DPHIS benefits even just being enrolled for the health benefits (Cahill, 2012, p. 87). Any employee who wishes to participate in the DPHIS program must submit a completed DPHIS application form after satisfying the enrollment criteria that will depend on his or her partner’s state of work. For instance, one will satisfy if the spouse is either employed or not but willing to be part of the program in a case where that partner is not yet insured. The partner’s required documents are to be ascertained and crosschecked for satisfaction including his or her pay documents that would assist in determining the partner’s health insurance coverage and premium payment. After the application is accepted, the spouse is issued with a Declaration and Partnership Certificate from the Human Resource Office.
Public and private sectors differ in issuing health insurance programs. The public sector provides a uniform general health insurance program while the private sector is attached to giving low cost health insurance commonly negotiable with the employee’s wage.

References
Cahill, S. (2012). Same-sex marriage in the United States: Focus on the facts. Lanham [u.a.: Lexington Books.
Harris, W. C. (2014). Slouching towards gaytheism: Christianity and queer survival in America.
Lampo, D. (2012). A fundamental freedom: Why Republicans, conservatives, and Libertarians should support gay rights. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Warner, S. (2012). Acts of gaiety: LGBT performance and the politics of pleasure. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Wintemute, R., & Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships. (2002). Legal recognition of same-sex partnerships: A study of national, European and international law. Oxford [u.a: Hart Publ.