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Will Rhode Island’s Lawmakers Try Overriding Gov’s Funeral Rights Veto?

Gov. Don Carcieri

Rhode Island’s lawmakers, who will not grant gay marriage rights, did vote to allow the gay partners of the deceased to claim their bodies and make funeral arrangements. Then Gov. Don Carcieri (pictured), the state’s sitting bigot chief executive, vetoed the move, calling it a backdoor attempt to “[erode …] the principles surrounding traditional marriage.” But, a smidgen of hope on the horizon to grant gays some rights (in death): RI legislators are considering an attempt to drum up enough votes to override Carcieri’s veto. “House Majority Leader Gordon Fox, a Democrat, said Wednesday that he personally supports the bill,” reports the AP. “He said he still needs to meet with Senate leaders before deciding whether to override a veto from Republican Gov. Don Carcieri when lawmakers return Jan. 5.”

On:           Dec 28, 2009
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    • terrwill

      I asked Santa to please give this scumbag a massive stroke
      which would render him totally incapacited with no control
      of his body at all………

      Dec 28, 2009 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • naghanenu

      Now that is utter bull. Very unnecessary and unfair.

      See Terriwell, yet somehow Ugandans are the subhuman savages here.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter

      No 2 Yah,,, the dead can take care of themselves; no big deal.

      Dec 28, 2009 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carcieri - Eat This!!

      I’m with Terriwell. I’m in favor of a massive stroke. To: Naghanenu… you got it wrong buddy, this asshole is a subhuman savage! Get it right!

      Dec 28, 2009 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill

      No. 4 · Carcieri – Eat This!!: I think Naghanenu is refering
      to my calling the authors of the ugandan death to the Gays
      bill “subhuman savages” I am guessing that somehow this is
      supposed to be a critique of my calling the ugandans same.
      I believe in calling a spade a spade (pardon the pun).
      Therefore I will clear the matter up. I think this Gov.
      Asshat AND the ugandan legislators whom wish to inflict this
      bill on the population of uganda are ALL subhuman savages,
      and I wish then ALL massive totally incapaciting strokes!!!

      Dec 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carcieri - Eat This!!

      No.5 Terriwell. I’ll second that statement!

      Dec 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dan

      Terriwill, it’s “the Ugandan legislators WHO wish to inflict this
      bill on the population of Uganda…” If in doubt, you can almost always use “who.” I would say “want” instead of “wish” here as well. “Wish” sounds overly formal and stiff. It sounds right in the last line, though.

      Anyhow, why are we letting bigots hold public office? Carcieri isn’t qualified to be a city clerk, let alone a governor.

      Apr 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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