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May 28, 2015

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Fraud may motivate domestic ‘partners’

What concerns me most about the domestic partner bill is that it opens the door to fraud. I saw this while on active duty in the military.

People who just wanted benefits got married because the one who wasn’t in the service wanted free medical, travel and shopping at the post exchange, while the active-duty person wanted to live off base and collect extra money for that. In many cases these “couples” did not even live together.

I would like to hear the plans for actually checking up on domestic partners. Do they have to live together under the law? What happens when it is an open domestic relationship and one person has several partners? Can now anyone claim to be a partner?

What happens when one changes a partner every six months? Can the Nevada government give the people any assurances that there would be no fraud in this system and that no taxpayer money is wasted?

The people should know all of this.

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