If anyone thinks America isn’t headed in this direction they are fooling themselves.
Via Daily Star:
Civil partners Lisa and Carrie-Ann Beaney currently live in a single B&B room with their four children, and claim that they are too stressed to work because of homophobic bullying.
Lisa, 30, quit her job in McDonald’s after just three months because it made her too anxious, while Carrie-Ann, 23, has never worked at all.
And due to tough new benefit cap rules their housing payments were slashed and the pair were evicted from their £850-a-month rented home.
However, their £608-a-week B&B room is paid for by the taxpayer, and makes up a £53,000-a-year benefits handout on top of income support and child benefit.
The pair now want want the council to give them a bigger house for their brood.
They argue they would be able to work if they weren’t bullied about their sexuality – and afford a house themselves.
Lisa said: “It does feel like we were persecuted against because of our sexuality and I think the council needs to show us some sympathy.
“They guaranteed us that they would be able to find us a house as soon as we were out of the private house, but we are still here.
“The best they’ve come up with is privately rented property but we wouldn’t be able to afford it and the same thing would happen again.