The Rhode Island civil unions: the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage supported them, very few gay couples have actually enter them and it turns out that they’re even more useless than originally thought.
The law does not exempt civil unionized couples from the RI estate tax like married couples, forbids the state from recognizing out of state gay marriages as RI law once allowed, and makes unclear the rights of civil unionized couples in the case of death and inheritance. Just another example of why separate is not equal.
This is a very beautiful and (usually) liberal state with lots of fun quirks (you won’t find “coffee milk” and “stuffies” anywhere else!) but our government is so absolutely inept it’s depressing.
An entire state that is smaller than my home town, a shame that the only good thing they offer is that they are so tiny that one could avoid them for a lifetime.
The Court has said many times that, “Separate is not equal.” This is just one more example of unequal protection under the law. Whether it is intentional or not, doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it is “not equal.” Time for the ACLU to start developing a suit.
This is the outcome President Obama prefers.
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