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Gay man asks judge for spousal protection
http://us.cnn.com/2005/LAW/11/25/school.scandal.ap/index.html ^

Posted on 11/25/2005 12:41:51 PM PST by WBL 1952

NEW YORK (AP) -- A gay man charged with helping his lover loot a wealthy school district has asked a judge to rule that state law protecting spouses from having to testify against each other also applies to same-sex partners.

Stephen Signorelli, fighting charges that he stole at least $219,000 from the Roslyn, New York, school district, is seeking to bar testimony by his longtime companion, Frank Tassone, the district's former superintendent.

Auditors say that in all, $11.2 million was taken from the Long Island district, and state Comptroller Alan Hevesi has called the case "the largest, most remarkable, most extraordinary theft" from a school system in American history.

Tassone pleaded guilty this year to stealing $1 million between 1996 and 2002. As part of his plea bargain, he agreed to testify against other defendants in the case, which meant he might have to take the stand in Signorelli's trial.

In a motion filed before a judge in Nassau County, Signorelli sought to bar such an appearance, saying he and Tassone deserved the same protection as a heterosexual couple.

"Mr. Tassone and I have been loving partners for 33 years," Signorelli said in an affidavit, adding that the two had participated in "a solemn religious ceremony" conducted while they were on a Caribbean cruise, "to memorialize our relationship and love for one another."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Unclassified; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; nihilism; spousalprivilege; theft
The LAW of UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES appears to be taking over.

No doubt pretty soon all criminal accomplices will be noted as "same-sex partners" by criminal defense lawyers meaning more State time and money spent proving they are not.

1 posted on 11/25/2005 12:41:52 PM PST by WBL 1952
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To: WBL 1952

OK, here we go! Goodbye society!


2 posted on 11/25/2005 12:44:03 PM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: WBL 1952

Well, hell, Gangs should marry their members off to one another.


3 posted on 11/25/2005 12:45:10 PM PST by furquhart (Gingrich '08)
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To: WBL 1952

Signorelli??
Tassone??

Gay mobsters?

I can see them meeting in a gay bar "How you doin?", "How YOU doin?


4 posted on 11/25/2005 12:45:59 PM PST by Paloma_55 (Which part of "Common Sense" do you not understand???)
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To: WBL 1952

--somewhat reminiscent of a couple of decades ago when bank robbers were claiming that they were doing it for the CIA and that of course no proof was available due to national security reasons--


5 posted on 11/25/2005 12:46:47 PM PST by rellimpank (Don't believe anything about firearms or explosives stated by the mass media:NRABenefactor)
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To: Paloma_55

Forget a'bou dit!


6 posted on 11/25/2005 12:48:43 PM PST by Sue Mundy
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To: WBL 1952
Signorelli said in an affidavit, adding that the two had participated in "a solemn religious ceremony" conducted while they were on a Caribbean cruise

dancing around the Festivus pole?

7 posted on 11/25/2005 12:48:43 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: WBL 1952

BTTT. gay, gubmint school rip-off ping


8 posted on 11/25/2005 12:49:44 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: calrighty

Well, according to the media, its OK to be gay. As long as they weren't related...


Its kinda ironic that if two blood brothers were to claim to be homosexual lovers, even the liberals would start to puke.


9 posted on 11/25/2005 12:54:46 PM PST by Paloma_55 (Which part of "Common Sense" do you not understand???)
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To: WBL 1952

A gay man charged with helping his lover loot a wealthy school district has asked a judge to rule that state law protecting spouses from having to testify against each other also applies to same-sex partners


----Lets just change ALL our laws to accomodate the candy asses . We have been bowing down for years to accomodate others when they feel their rights are infringed upon or need to be changed to suit them.
SARCASM FULLY INTENDED


10 posted on 11/25/2005 12:58:32 PM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.)
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To: WBL 1952
New York?... Wonder how much the mafia take of that was..
It was New York after all.. OH! you thought the mafia was DEAD in New York.. Sorry.. The mafia has become SO powerful you almost never hear of them anymore.. Try getting elected in New Jersey unless you are connected...

Even the republicans are AFRAID to even TOUCH voter fraud.. in ANY STATE..
You know, the call, "WE know where your kid goes to school".., or something like that..

11 posted on 11/25/2005 1:02:26 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: WBL 1952

Equal rights for sodomites?


12 posted on 11/25/2005 1:07:24 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: WBL 1952

Cat fight!


13 posted on 11/25/2005 1:24:44 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: WBL 1952

This is not an unintended consequence, this is a primary intention.


14 posted on 11/25/2005 1:29:35 PM PST by thoughtomator (What'ya mean you formatted the cat!?)
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To: WBL 1952

I guess this tell us which one was the husband and which one was the "wife."


15 posted on 11/25/2005 1:37:09 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: WBL 1952

This is NY, which means there is a 70% chance the judge will grant his request. If it was CA, it would be closer to 90%.


16 posted on 11/25/2005 2:03:02 PM PST by rbg81
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To: WBL 1952; EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping.

Society getting destroyed, one law, one neighborhood, one family, one life at a time.

Freepmail me and DirtyHarryY2K if you want on/off this pinglist.


17 posted on 11/25/2005 2:15:43 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: WBL 1952
Most homosexuals, in my view, show definite criminal tendencies. There are definite exeptions, but most are quite evil, as are this pair of amazing crooks.

Perp walk for Tassone:


18 posted on 11/25/2005 2:18:54 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: WBL 1952
state Comptroller Alan Hevesi has called the case "the largest, most remarkable, most extraordinary theft" from a school system in American history

More properly, it is "the largest, most remarkable, most extraordinary known theft".

This one went on for years before it was discovered - no doubt there are others as yet undiscovered...

19 posted on 11/25/2005 3:10:40 PM PST by Zeppo
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So he was stealing AND, well... y'all know pretty much what else he must have been doing. I'm not giving him a free pass. I hope the judge isn't real happy. Or, even worse, gay. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that.


20 posted on 11/25/2005 6:51:38 PM PST by KarinG1 (Some of us are trying to engage in philosophical discourse. Please don't allow us to interrupt you.)
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To: WBL 1952

Oh crap, these thieves were gay too?


21 posted on 11/26/2005 1:26:11 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Zeppo
the largest, most remarkable, most extraordinary theft" from a school system in American history

What about all that is taken by the National Education Association?
22 posted on 11/26/2005 10:04:47 AM PST by Delphinium
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