November 17, 2009

..and for which Don Carcieri richly deserves it for his latest bit of asshattery by vetoing a piece of legislation which would have allowed for funeral arrangements among same-sex couples. Via Wikipedia:

Carcieri is the last remaining New England governor to vigorously oppose same-sex marriage; he is a member of the anti-same-sex marriage group National Organization for Marriage.

In November 2009, Carcieri vetoed H 5294 which, if enacted, would allow domestic partners to oversee and care for a same-sex partner's funeral arrangements. The bill's impetus was motivated by an event when the State refused to release the body of a man to his 17 year same-sex partner. In his veto message, Carcieri made the following statement: "This bill represents a disturbing trend over the past few years of the incremental erosion of the principles surrounding traditional marriage, which is not the preferred way to approach this issue."[

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In October 2009, Carcieri was the keynote speaker of the annual banquet of the Massachusetts Family Institute, a group openly opposed to same-sex marriage.

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