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Rhode Island governor vetoes burial rights for gay partners

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  1. rhode island. your governer is a scumbag. film at eleven.

  2. Simon Murphy 13 Nov 2009, 2:11pm

    What a vicious, hateful, vindictive excuse for a human being that Carcieri guy is.

  3. “He also said the minimum one-year for the length of the relationship was not long enough and questioned how this would be confirmed.”

    Presumably one day would be long enough if the couple was married.

  4. Petty and spiteful. As always, people who do things like this scream ‘personal insecurity’ to me.

  5. Simon Murphy 13 Nov 2009, 3:56pm

    I don’t know anything about this Carcieri w@nker but I can almost guarantee that he considers himself a good christian.

    What is it about the US that christianity seems synonymous with cruelty, bigotry and homophobia.

  6. Vo Dong Cung 13 Nov 2009, 4:34pm

    This shown he don’t want LGBT stay in his state, even LGBT is living in their own house, their own properties. But me I never allow this guy in my front porch.

  7. The Halcyon 13 Nov 2009, 5:32pm

    It makes me laugh, all these politicians and social commentators griping about the “erosion of traditional marriage”. I’d like someone to unequivocaly explain how traditional marriage is being eroded. In my mind, traditional marriage is being supplemented by alternatives. There is no “erosion” – rights and privileges of those who choose to marry are not being taken away. Rather society is opening up more opportunities, especially towards those who don’t want the state to officiate over their partnerships and to those in same-sex relationships.

  8. Dakotahgeo 13 Nov 2009, 5:47pm

    I am almost speechless regarding the Rodent Island governator (my apologies to the great state of Rhode Island!!), Crass-rear-he!!!
    My God, how do you people put rogues like this guy into office? You’re no better than the backward “Show Me State,” Misery..errrr, Missouri! Yikes! Get a grip on the 21st Century, people! Unnnngh!!!

  9. Simon Murphy 13 Nov 2009, 6:28pm

    “It makes me laugh, all these politicians and social commentators griping about the “erosion of traditional marriage”. ”

    Me too.

    I wonder if Carcieri is opposed to divorce for straight couples. And if not then why not?

    The US has a divorce rate of about 40%.

    These people wanting to ‘protect marriage’ need to be asked why they are not campaigning to ban divorce.

    Using their logic this would seem obvious. Divorce threatens marriage. Taking away the choice to get divorced would seriously ‘protect marriage’ as those feckless heterosexuals like Britney Spears (married for 48 hours as a result of a drink binge) would think long and hard before getting married.

  10. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 14 Nov 2009, 2:24am

    Guess what Simon Murphy Massachusetts (the first state in America to allow gay marriage) has the LOWEST divorce rate in America at only 29 percent. The 40 percent figure is an average figure.
    Oh that’s right gay marriage is really a “threat to marriage” [whatever that means].
    Gay marriage is actually the opposite – it actually STRENTHENS THE FOUNDATION OF MARRIAGE!!!
    Guess who has the highest rate of divorce in America – and it is NOT Nevada [which is 10th]???
    Oklahoma of course is at a 69 percent divorce rate – conducting a gay marriage is [that’s right] a misdemeanour.

    Maine has domestic partnerships also, so Rhode Island should have domestic partnerships based on the strong Washington state model, Maine is also the only New England state to have domestic partnerships (people think they are civil unions but there not).
    The reason we should reject gay marriage for the time being in Rhode Island is because before you say: “marriage have been approved by the Governor”, religious groups will hand out thousands of petitions and “force” a vote just like what happened in both California and Maine – Remember Rhode Island is a very religious Catholic state.

    Gay marriage is legal in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire (from midnight January 1, 2010), Massachusetts and Iowa (not in New England, but in the north mid-west).

    Gay Activists want the domestic partnership model in Rhode Island after lengthy discussions (even though gay marriage has support of 60 percent in Rhode Island according to polls – just like my own country Australia).

    Note: Remember people that polls from Colleges or educational institutions say one thing and polls when actually voting for gay marriage at the ballot say another thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 14 Nov 2009, 2:29am

    Republican governor of Rhode Island, Don Carcieri should have ALL of his rights stripped completely and should be sacked from his position – Might I ask that how does giving gay men and lesbian partners 1 entitlement threaten the existence of marriage exactly???? [I like for him to explain that to me personally].

    Don Carcieri sounds like a real dumb typical Republican c*** to me!!!!!

  12. Simon Murphy 14 Nov 2009, 3:44am

    Ban divorce now!

    Straight marriage MUST be protected.

  13. Even when dead, you’re discriminated against.

  14. Aussie Gay Activist Paul Mitchell,

    Rhode Island doesn’t have an initiative process, so if the legislature passed a marriage equality bill the anti-gay side wouldn’t be able do what they did in California and Maine as any referendum has to through the legislature first.

    While domestic partnerships may be the best gays in RI can hope for at the moment with giant homophobe Carcieri as governor, he’s on a term limit and has to step down in a couple of years and many of the next contenders for the governorship support same-sex marriage.

  15. Jean-Paul Bentham 15 Nov 2009, 1:41am

    Nov. 14 – RI Gov reconsiders gay civil rights:

    But I did agree with every one of you about this governor, and something tells me a certain RCC bishop was exerting his influence, in other words interfering with the State like he’s been doing for years.

  16. To all of the irate readers and to those of you who have posted comments: please, take a deep breath and relax; the governor of Rhode Island is a republican. If he follows in the footsteps of other famous (notorious) members of his party, we’ll soon read about an indiscretion by this homunculus involving adultery, pederasty, drugs, fraud, graft, crimes against humanity and who knows what else.

  17. These people think either that the world doesn’t notice the rubbish they do and say, or that the world doesn’t care. We can prove the reverse: the governor’s website contact page is and there’s nothing to stop people who disagree with him, or endorse his apparent change of heart, from writing to him to say so. It’s as simple as that.

  18. “Even when dead, you’re discriminated against. Unbelievable.”

    I completely agree Jane…. what damage can come of burying two people who spent their lives together? How small can one person’s mind be to say that burying two loving people together is “incremental erosion of the principles surrounding traditional marriage”???

    Reminds me of a quote I heard once by a communist:- “America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind”

  19. This provides a very strong argument for legalising same-sex marriage in the USA.

    You would have thought that this nasty homophobe would at least stop harrassing gay people once they were dead. How sick that he wants to apply his odious homophobia to our corpses.

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