Skip to comments.Rhode Island legislature passes same-sex civil union bill
Posted on 06/29/2011 6:28:25 PM PDT by Hawk720
Less than a week after New York became the nation's sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, Rhode Island state lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill that permits civil unions between gay and lesbian couples.
The measure, which passed the state Senate by a count of 21-16, is widely seen as a compromise intended to provide same-same couples with added rights and benefits, while also preventing an expanded legal definition of marriage.
The legislation, which passed overwhelmingly in the state's lower house on May 19, affords same-sex couples a host of new state tax breaks, health-care benefits and greater ease of inheritance.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, is expected to sign the bill into law, according to his spokesman, Michael Trainor. If signed, the law would take effect on July 1, making Rhode Island the fifth state in the country to allow civil unions between same-sex couples.
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Meanwhile, in NJ they’re suing on the grounds that civil unions are not enough like real marriage for them.
That’s what it is all about Tax breaks and additional Bennies.
Hard to understand how 2% can get this strong politically.
Too many PC sons of B1tch’s liberal do good a-holes in this country.
At least when this country does down, we know what area is going first and SANE people in these states flee right away.
“At least when this country does down, we know what area is going first and SANE people in these states flee right away.”
Amen to that! I pray that this vile wickedness is contained in those cesspool areas of the northeast and on the left coast.
It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah. Jesus said these last days would be like that. Just like just Lot fled with his family out of there, if you’re righteous you need to come out from among the sodomites. As if abortion isn’t enough. Now this. God’s judgement is coming.
Maybe they can make a standard highway welcome sign for the states that legalize queer marriage. Something like: “Give us your poor downtrodden queers, perverts and freaks ... they’ll feel right at home here in (enter state New York, Massachussetts, etc.)”.
Rhodent Island has much more pressing issues than to be concerned about gay civil rear end unions. A crapper economy and unfriendly business climate remain on their back burner? Being wedged between Conned necks to cut and Mass of screw nuts has its disadvantages in close contact contagious LIEberalisms disorders.
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The Domino Theory in effect. And remember that homo-nazis want "gay" marriage to destroy religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association. And destroy society and remake it into something that suits perversion. In their own words.