Hopefully soon-to-be ousted criminal Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, is convinced that he will overcome today’s recall election and therefore be able to continue his vile vendetta against all that is good and decent. Not quite content with crushing collective bargaining for all those greedy teachers and firefighters, Gov. Walker is now looking to prevent gay couples from visiting each other in the hospital.
The Koch Brother’s favorite puppet politician aims to stop defending his state’s domestic partner registry on the grounds that it isn’t constitutional.
Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action filed a lawsuit last summer arguing the registry violates the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. Former Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat who proposed the registry as a means of granting same-sex couples more legal rights, chose to defend the measure and had filed a motion asking Dane County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser for summary judgment upholding it. Walker, a Republican, inherited the case from Doyle when he took office in January. (Associated Press)
Last week Walker filed the necessary legal documents to gut the registry. The list, which included about 1,330 couples at the end of 2009, allows same-sex couples the right to visit each other in hospitals, make end-of-life decisions, and inherit each others property. You know, like an actual marriage. Perhaps Walker regards gays as being just as greedy as teachers and firefighters.
But much like firefighters and teachers, gay rights groups aren’t going to allow Walker to trample all over their rights in order to appease his severely limited and flawed agenda. Gay rights group Fair Wisconsin has jumped in and pledged to defend the registry. Should Walker’s Iranian election-like tactics prove successful and he’s able to weasel through the recall election, you can expect him to continue to make the lives of gays even more miserable since apparently that’s what limited government is all about these days. If not, I’m sure the Koch Brothers will be sure to get Walker the best Orange jumpsuit money can buy.
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