Monday, August 24, 2009

Wisconsin Proves It's Not About Marriage

The opponents of GLBT equality prove their argument is not about marriage, it's about what they find moral:

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's attorney general says he won't defend a law that grants same-sex couples spousal benefits.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Friday that a law extending legal privileges such as hospital visitation and inheritance to gay and lesbian couples is unconstitutional.

He said it ignores a voter-approved constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage and any "substantially similar" relationships.

The Wisconsin Family Council has asked the state Supreme Court to invalidate the law. Law supporters say Van Hollen, a Republican, is trying to make a name for himself.

Wisconsin was the first state to grant domestic partnerships to gay couples despite a constitutional ban. It also was first in the Midwest to legislatively provide some legal protections.

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3 comments:

John said...

"it's about what they find moral"

Bullshit.

They wouldn't know morality if it bit them in the ass.

They see a chance to make a name for themselves by dividing people. It is a coward's game, and morality has nothing to do with it.

jelly said...

How disgusting that people actually think this way. ugh.

John Hosty-Grinnell said...

People are using plays from Hitler's book and the masses are too soft minded to see it. It's almost enough to make you give up, but I'll never do that. I can't walk away from this fight and still be able to sleep at night, I've tried and failed.

Tom Lang of KTN is the same way.