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NOM Doesn’t Want Rhode Island’s Gays to Have Rights In Life. Or Death

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If you thought the National Organization for Marriage only concerned itself with “redefining” the “institution of marriage,” you’d be wrong. Now Maggie Gallagher & Co. are getting into the death industry.

With Rhode Island’s legislators weighing whether there’s enough support to overturn anti-gay Gov. Don Carcieri’s veto of a bill that would have let the same-sex partners of the deceased claim the body and make funeral arrangements, NOM “urges” lawmakers to drop the attempt and keep the veto. You know, because it’s just one step closer to granting full marriage rights!

“[T]he proposed legislation simply is not necessary to avoid such a repetition,” reads a NOM New Year’s Eve statement from the group’s oft-confused Rhode Island chapter president Christopher Plante (pictured). “The right of any person, without regard to sexual preference or relationship to the decedent, to serve as a designated funeral-planning agent is already expressly guaranteed by Rhode Island Law 5-33.1-4. That statute only requires a simple notarized form naming an agent. By law, that agent’s designation must be honored by medical examiners, funeral homes and presumably even the obituary page of The Providence Journal. Rather than being compassionate, the legislation in question is actually an exploitation of Mr. Goldberg’s tragedy by the homosexual-marriage activists in Rhode Island. Despite their claims to the contrary, these bills serve simply as ‘Trojan Horses’ for homosexual-marriage.”

Which, to be fair, is true.

By:           editor editor
On:           Jan 4, 2010
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  • 6 Comments
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      “Which, to be fair, is true.” WTF? why entertain even
      the remote possiblitly of giving Maggot Gallagher and
      her wicked minions any more ammunition????????

      Jan 4, 2010 at 9:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam

      Also, not so totally true. Pretty disingenuous, actually. Right now, married hets in RI get to bury their loved ones. Geighs don’t, unless they fill out a form and have it notarized. Yet another instance of the “well you don’t need marriage or even civil unions ’cause you can just pay a lawyer tons of money to fill out reams of paperwork and you’ll get some tiny fraction of the rights we have” argument.

      Which, of course, is utter bullshit.

      Jan 4, 2010 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      So much for the Independent Man.

      Jan 4, 2010 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lance Rockland
      Lance Rockland

      These people are the vilest scum on the earth.

      Fucking Nazis!

      Jan 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Jan 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff K.
      Jeff K.

      Seriously, when do we get the green light to firebomb their HQ? This has gone on long enough.

      Jan 5, 2010 at 9:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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