Skip to comments.Gay man asks judge for spousal protection
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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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.
OK, here we go! Goodbye society!
Well, hell, Gangs should marry their members off to one another.
I can see them meeting in a gay bar "How you doin?", "How YOU doin?
--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--
Forget a'bou dit!
dancing around the Festivus pole?
BTTT. gay, gubmint school rip-off ping
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.
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
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..
Equal rights for sodomites?
This is not an unintended consequence, this is a primary intention.
I guess this tell us which one was the husband and which one was the "wife."
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%.
Homosexual Agenda Ping.
Society getting destroyed, one law, one neighborhood, one family, one life at a time.
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Perp walk for Tassone:
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...
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.
Oh crap, these thieves were gay too?