Couples with Benefits

Author: Savannah Deeds
Publisher: Red Hot Explicit Erotica Press
ISBN:
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We’d become very good friends with Melanie and Todd, the younger couple renting our guest house. I certainly never expected my husband and I would end up in the middle of a sexual adventure with them! That’s what happened, though. It sort of came out of nowhere while we were on a picnic and the next thing I knew my husband was with Melanie and Todd was with me! Of course, Melanie and I ended up with each other, too. It was crazy as hell, and it all happened in a public park!

Rainbow Rights

Author: Patricia Cain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429983123
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This book describes the substantive state of the law with regard to lesbian and gay rights. It begins with some background information to put the modern fight for lesbian and gay rights in its proper historical context, then categorizes lesbian and gay rights claims into three areas-individual rights in private contexts, individual rights in public contexts, and couple or family rights thought of as private but pushing into the public sphere-that add up to a single principle: the right to be human in a modern society.Arguing against the popular misconception that the Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement began with Stonewall in 1969, Patricia Cain shows that the first gay rights organization in the United States was formed in 1924 in Chicago. From the Mattachine Society in Los Angeles and the Daughters of Bilitis in San Francisco, to the formation of the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) in 1964, the book examines the ways that these early organizations, although different from today's gay rights groups, served as important contributions to the modern fight for lesbian and gay legal rights. The author looks at how the most important cases of the 1950s and 1960s--the political battles over keeping gay and lesbian bars open and the fight by government employees to keep their jobs during the governmental purge of suspected homosexuals along with suspected communists during the McCarthy era--have helped to shape the state of the law today. By exploring the background, key cases, and important issues yet to be resolved, Rainbow Rights translates the legal claims and arguments into accessible language and concepts which will be of interest not only to lawyers and law students, but also to persons not trained in the law.

Dual career Couples in the Public Sector

Author: Willa M. Bruce
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780899305523
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Based on extensive survey data, this book presents the first comprehensive examination of public sector dual-career couples and the problems commonly faced by human resource managers in this area. In addition to providing guidance on legislative issues and judicial policies that affect the employment of dual-career couples, the authors explore strategies for resolving critical policy obstacles and integrating these employees into the workplace.

Insuring Inequality

Author: Jerry Ray Cates
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472100262
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The story of the conflict of values and of the short-sighted compromise that resulted in the Social Security system as we know it today

Handbook of Employee Benefits and Administration

Author: Christopher G. Reddick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420051933
Format: PDF
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Fiscal realities and changing social priorities are requiring a dramatic shift in the way that benefits are selected and awarded to employees, especially in the public sector. This means that public administrators and policy researchers must consider new parameters and contingencies, both financial and social, when evaluating choices and making policy decisions. The Handbook of Employee Benefits and Administration provides HR managers, consultants, and students and scholars in public administration with a comprehensive overview of this critical employee component. Respected experts in government and academia delve into an exploration of all major benefits, including retirement and healthcare, with a specific emphasis on growing concerns and trends within the public sector. Satisfying the demand for authoritative research on HR Management, this book provides analysis and insight on the most pressing areas of concerns, including: Public employee benefits—examines ethical principles and economic considerations; compares federal employee benefits to those of the private sector Health and retirement benefits — explores the changing environment of state and local government pensions and retirement planning in the US and UK; compares public and private sector wage and health benefit compensation Financial management—considers growing challenges and the trend towards outsourcing Contemporary benefits—discusses emerging opportunities, such as higher education and domestic partner benefits Featuring keen analysis and concise summaries in each chapter, this exhaustive reference offers public policy administrators and researchers the information and insight needed to shape future discussions of benefit packages for public employees.

Same Sex Couples Comparative Insights on Marriage and Cohabitation

Author: Macarena Sáez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401797749
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book shows six different realities of same-sex families. They range from full recognition of same-sex marriage to full invisibility of gay and lesbian individuals and their families. The broad spectrum of experiences presented in this book share some commonalities: in all of them legal scholars and civil society are moving legal boundaries or thinking of spaces within rigid legal systems for same-sex families to function. In all of them there have been legal claims to recognize the existence of same-sex families. The difference between them lies in the response of courts. Regardless of the type of legal system, when courts have viewed claims of same-sex couples and their families as problems of individual rights, they have responded with a constitutional narrative protecting same-sex couples and their families. When courts respond to these claims with rigid concepts of what a family is and what marriage is as if legal concepts where unmodifiable, same-sex couples have remained outside the protection of the law. Until forty years ago marriage was the only union considered legitimate to form a family. Today more than 30 countries have granted rights to same sex couples, including several that have opened up marriage to couples of the same sex. Every day there is a new bill being discussed or a new claim being brought to courts seeking formal recognition of same sex couples. Not all countries are open to changing their legal structures to accommodate same-sex couples, but even those with no visible changes are witnessing new voices in their communities challenging the status quo and envisioning more flexible legal systems.

Handbook of Income Distribution

Author: Anthony B. Atkinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444594760
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What new theories, evidence, explanations, and policies have shaped our studies of income distribution in the 21st century? Editors Tony Atkinson and Francois Bourguignon assemble the expertise of leading authorities in this survey of substantive issues. In two volumes they address subjects that were not covered in Volume 1 (2000), such as education, health and experimental economics; and subjects that were covered but where there have been substantial new developments, such as the historical study of income inequality and globalization. Some chapters discuss future growth areas, such as inheritance, the links between inequality and macro-economics and finance, and the distributional implications of climate change. They also update empirical advances and major changes in the policy environment. The volumes define and organize key areas of income distribution studies Contributors focus on identifying newly developing questions and opportunities for future research The authoritative articles emphasize the ways that income mobility and inequality studies have recently gained greater political significance