Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri hates gays, even the dead ones
Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have added domestic partners to the list of people authorized under state law to make funeral arrangements for each other.
“This bill represents a distributing 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,” the Republican who has been a vocal opponent of marriage for same-sex couples said. “If the General Assembly believes it would like to address the issue of domestic partnerships, it should place the issue on the ballot and let the people of the state of Rhode Island decide.”
The bill, as written, would add “domestic partners'” to the list, in current law, of people who can legally make arrangements for a deceased person’s funeral, cremation or burial to include domestic partners if the deceased person left no pre-arranged funeral contract.
Whatcha think they are gonna do, hump each other at the graveside? Treat humans as humans, you insipid homophobe, and quit trying to impose your “morality” via the law.