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Thursday, February 05, 2004

Equal Rights

Yesterday, a Massachusetts court told the state Senate that only full gay marriage rights would be acceptable under the state constitution, and not merely "Vermont-style civil unions." Predictably, "President" Shrub lambasted the court, and again called for a Constitutional ammendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman only.

Interestingly, and sadly, while gay marriage will be allowed in Massachusetts starting in May, the state legislature has called for a constitutional convention, where they will discuss adding a similar ammendment banning gay marriage. The ammendment is supported by the Republican governor. Who says that Massachusetts is out of touch with "mainstream values"?

Update: As though to snub their collective noses at Massachusetts, and homosexuals in general, the Ohio Senate has approved legislation denying homosexuals not only the right to marry (something they had already banned), but also the right to domestic partner benefits for state employees. The ban also extends to unmarried heterosexuals. The Ohio House of Representatives has already passed the bill, and the Governor, Bob Taft, has said he will sign it. This will make Ohio the second state, after Nebraska, to deny homosexuals domestic partner benefits.

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