Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nevada Governor Vetoes Domestic Partners Bill

Twice divorced Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons has vetoed his legislature's domestic partners bill, that would give domestic partners, whether gay or straight, many of the rights and benefits that Nevada offers to married couples.

For reasoning behind his veto, the governor stated the bill conflicts with the state's 2002 constitutional amendment that only relationships between men and women would be recognized.

Gibbons says that gay couples should resort to legal contracts between themselves if they want to protect their assets and ensure medical decision-making rights. It's unknown if the legislature will attempt to override Gibbons' veto.

So, no surprise here. His solution is for LGBT people to pay thousands of extra dollars in legal fees to protect themselves and their families, on top of paying thousands of extra dollars in taxes due to being forced to file separately.

Must be nice to have a discriminatory amendment to back up your discriminatory views, protecting you from taking on any real responsibility for your decisions.

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