26 November 2007

It's not April, right?

If it were April 1, I'd be wondering whether this is an April Fool's story. But I checked: it's November, and according to Inside Higher Education, a Florida community college is now providing pet insurance, after declining to add benefits for domestic partners for faculty and staff. Really, you couldn't make this stuff up.

10 comments:

Rev Dr Mom said...

OMG...it does sound like April Fool. It is in Florida, though...

Magpie said...

So, can you declare your partner to be your pet and get coverage that way?

Another eye-roller is the Australian ban on "Ho Ho Ho" from Santa - they don't want to offend anyone who thinks "Ho" = "Whore".

niobe said...

I'd love to hear the "reasoning" behind that pair of decisions.

Thankgsivingmom said...

That is absolutely completely ridiculous.

Bardiac said...

That's just... unbelievably wrong.

Now watch; my state will be next.

jo(e) said...

Unbelievable ....

Scrivener said...

RDM beat me to my comment, "It is Florida after all ..." I hate that state.

landismom said...

Wow. That is just sick and wrong.

Arwen said...

God. How do people hold these ideas in their head and not fall down with utter moral system failure?

LilySea said...

Next thing you know people will be marrying their dogs!!!!!!

Oh wait, they don't have to--they are getting the insurance just living in sin with their dogs...