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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.”

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7 Comments

  • 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………

  • naghanenu

    Now that is utter bull. Very unnecessary and unfair.

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

  • Peter

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

  • 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!

  • 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!!!

  • Carcieri - Eat This!!

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

  • 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.

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