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Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have given same-sex couples in Rhode Island the right to plan funerals for deceased partners.


The socially conservative Republican said the proposed protection represents a “disturbing trend” of the incremental erosion of heterosexual marriage, reports the Associated Press. Rhode Island does not recognize same-sex marriage.

The bill would have added domestic partners to the list of people who can legally make funeral arrangements for a deceased individual.

“If the General Assembly believes it would like to address the issue of domestic partnership, it should place the issue on the ballot and let the people of Rhode Island decide,” Carcieri said in a letter to lawmakers.

Sen. Rhoda Perry and Rep. David Segal, the bill's sponsors, said they would seek to override the veto. Currently, Democrats hold a veto-proof majority in the state legislature and have successfully overridden a number of Carcieri’s vetoes.



RI Gov. Don Carcieri, http://advocate.com/ 36 Comments [11/24/2009 7:17:12 PM]
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The Bad Guy

Those goddamn democrats! They're destroying our freedoms (of oppressing minorities)!

11/24/2009 7:23:09 PM



Wow, Don! You're an asshole!

11/24/2009 7:26:02 PM

Wehpudicabok

Yeah, it is curtailing the rights of heterosexuals. Just like how the civil rights movement curtailed the rights of white people.

11/24/2009 7:42:59 PM

The Other L-word

I live in Washington State, where we voted in the 'Everything But Marriage" law recently. Here, I will list all the ways that these gay domestic partnerships have affected my heterosexual marriage:




...

11/24/2009 7:58:50 PM

Mudak

That's downright cruel, trying to argue that the person who loved you at the end wouldn't be allowed to plan your funeral once you're gone.

11/24/2009 8:05:39 PM

Doubting Thomas

So exactly how is allowing life partners to plan funerals for their deceased loved one eroding heterosexual marriage? I mean, even traditional heterosexual marriage is "'til death do us part."

It's just discrimination, plain & simple.

11/24/2009 8:30:29 PM



"The Other L-word

I live in Washington State, where we voted in the 'Everything But Marriage" law recently. Here, I will list all the ways that these gay domestic partnerships have affected my heterosexual marriage:"

Here let me help you with your list:

1) That relationship is not recognized outside of the state of Washington like a true marriage would be.

2) It is not called "marriage" and therefore is not recognized outside of the state of Washington.

3) Is not recognized by the Federal Government and as such does not qualify for any of the benefits of marriage such as tax laws, spousal visitation in prisons, or any of over 100 other laws and protections granted by federal law.

Want me to keep going?

11/24/2009 9:01:09 PM

Old Viking

Now they want to plan funerals? OMFG!

11/24/2009 9:15:06 PM

Steal this user-name, Troy. I friggin' dare you. *smirk*

Actually, I'd say the greatest threat to marriage is divorce. Funny, though, how I don't see any of you Rhode Island politicians campaigning to ban that.

11/24/2009 10:08:23 PM

louislois

The ending comment made me sigh with relief.

11/24/2009 10:11:29 PM

Kayube

I've lived in RI my whole life and there's one thing I still don't get... We're one of the most Democratic states in the union so why do we keep electing Republican governors?!

11/24/2009 10:26:30 PM

Sasha

Because once the gays can plan funerals, my marriage will be over!

11/24/2009 11:12:04 PM

aaa

I don't see you complaining about divource.

11/24/2009 11:45:55 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

Heterosexual marriage is in no danger.

Next.

11/25/2009 1:04:05 AM

Sisyphus

What a monster. Denying homosexuals the right to marry is one thing but denying them the right to plan their partner's funeral?!?!?! I think I just threw up a little bit.

11/25/2009 1:19:55 AM

Clown

"The socially conservative Republican said the proposed protection represents a “disturbing trend” of the incremental erosion of heterosexual marriage, reports the Associated Press."

It's happening for much longer than that:
http://www.divorcereform.org/rates.html

So, why don't you stop stomping on people's rights?

11/25/2009 3:16:28 AM

Brenz

Who's going to do it then, asshole? You?

"Sorry, grieving widow(er)s, I know your whole world's just been ripped away, but...y'know."

Political deciphering: he knows it will go through, which will make people who weren't going to vote for him anyway happy, but his opposition keeps his base smiling.

11/25/2009 4:52:19 AM

Tallyho

Sick sick bastard. How dare there be dignity for the dead homosexuals.

11/25/2009 6:08:44 AM

The Other L-word

Uh, #1062156, I think you missed the point.

11/25/2009 6:16:39 AM



They're having problems with frickin' funerals?

WTF, mate?

11/25/2009 7:21:45 AM

The L

What Don Carcieri says: "the proposed protection represents a “disturbing trend” of the incremental erosion of heterosexual marriage."

What Don Carcieri (probably) means: "Gay people don't deserve to have funerals. They should simply be thrown out back to be eaten by wild animals."

11/25/2009 7:31:44 AM

JSS

When gays fight for gay marriage, opposers say they're uncomfortable with the term but okay with legal rights. When gays fight for equal legal rights, opposers justify their stance saying it's too close to gay marriage.

Methinks the opposers are just bigoted against gay people.


11/25/2009 7:33:58 AM

Mister Spak

This is a disturbing trend of conservatives incrementally eroding civil rights. Of course, this trend has has existed for 30 years.

11/25/2009 8:14:57 AM

MK

"If the General Assembly believes it would like to address the issue of domestic partnership, it should place the issue on the ballot and let the people of Rhode Island decide"

No, Governor Douchebag, it's the job of the assembly to pass laws. Because that's what lawmakers do in a representative democracy.

11/25/2009 8:31:10 AM



So, it's not enough to keep them them from living their lives as they want to--if they die and have no family other than their partners, the law says they have to be disposed of by the state in an unmarked grave?

The only disturbing trend I see is that scary fundie asshats like this are getting elected, even in liberal states.

11/25/2009 8:34:12 AM
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