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11 11 2009

Gay Funeral Rights Bill Vetoed By Rhode Island Governor

AP – Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed legislation Tuesday that would give same-sex couples in Rhode Island the same right to plan the funerals of their late partners as married couples.

The socially conservative Republican said the proposed protection represents a “disturbing trend” of the incremental erosion of heterosexual marriage. Rhode Island does not recognize same-sex marriage.

“If the General Assembly believes it would like to address the issue of domestic partnership, it should place the issue on the ballot and let the people of Rhode Island decide,” Carcieri said in a letter to lawmakers.

(Filed by Elyse Siegel/at Huffington Post)


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17 11 2009
geekhiker

The Parentage have been married for forty years now. Around the time of Prop. 8 here in California, I asked them (in semi-jest) if the homosexual marriages over the previous few months had “threatened” their marriage, or made it less significant in any way. Needless to say, they said “no”.

The whole thing makes you want to hit your head on the wall sometimes.

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