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Rhode Island Legislature Overrides Veto Of Partner Funeral Rights Bill

As expected, today the Rhode Island legislature voted to override Gov. Don Carcieri’s hateful veto of a bill granting same-sex partners the right to make burial decisions about each other. The House — and then the Senate — voted to override Republican Carcieri’s veto of a bill giving domestic partners the right to claim the bodies of — and make ...

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RI Gov. Don Carcieri: Dirty Queers Do Not Have The Right To Bury Their Partners

Saying it was a “disturbing erosion” of the “principles surrounding traditional marriage,” today Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri vetoed a bill that would allow same-sex couples to make burial decisions about each other. Carcieri added that if the legislature didn’t like that, he would welcome a statewide ballot vote on how to bury queers. (I’m paraphrasing.) The bill, also sponsored ...

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