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Why Jan Brewer Should Be Happy That Courts Won’t Allow Her To Discriminate Against Gays

In 2008, then-Arizona governor Janet Napolitano extended all state and university employee benefits to their domestic partners. Then Republican Jan Brewer became AZ’s governor in 2009 and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed a law specifically denying the benefits to unmarried partners of any gender.

Well the three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled yesterday that the state cannot deny benefits to gay couples because they have no other way to receive those benefits in a state with a same-sex marriage ban.

While Brewer’s press aide says, “The court’s real motivation here is for the legalization of gay marriage,” offering domestic benefits will allow the state to court well-qualified gay employees who might otherwise not set foot in her racist state. She should be happy for at least that.

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On:           Sep 7, 2011
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    • Jim Hlavac

      The fear of heteros admitting that there are actual gay couples is astounding. They know we’re here, and they go running away like Ms. Muffet after the spider sat beside her at the very thought of it.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      @Jim Hlavac:

      True, that is why they fought so hard to keep the census from asking if you were in a same sex couple.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      Jan “the Klan” Brewer is disgusting.

      She reminds me of one of the jack-o-lanterns made from a pumpkin sitting on a porch a week after Halloween. She’s a ghoul.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      How did Arizona go from Napolitano to Brewer? I do not understand the Arizona voters. How can the public swing that radically?

      Sep 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard

      Arizona. It’s Alabama with a dry heat.™

      Sep 7, 2011 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thomas Maguire

      What a cunt.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marie Cohn

      Pamela Anderson’s hair, Cryptkeeper’s face.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justin

      @PLAINTOM: When Obama picked Napolitano for DHS she was next in line for succession (I think she was lt. Gov.). Sadly though they officially elected her in 2010 to a full term.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • delurker

      GOProuders love this woman.

      Sep 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      Arizona used to have such a nice image. It’s a real shame.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 12:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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    • JoeyO'H


      Your membership here should be suspended!

      Sep 8, 2011 at 5:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyO'H

      Ir’s amazing to me that a govenor can pass a law for same sex benefits only to have a new govenor and the Republican controlled government come in with a law to deny benefits. I wonder if what these Republicans would do if their civil rights were denied just becasue they are Republican? Food for thought.
      Arizona is the biggest joke in the Union!

      Sep 8, 2011 at 5:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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    • Mezaien

      @ewe: NO Arizona, never had a nice image!! the place is full of Nazis, Christian, like Idaho, Texass, and other fucked up Christian states.

      Feb 24, 2014 at 6:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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