Seriously? No hospital visits? What is even the point of that? How does a guy visiting another guy in the hospital affect anyone else?
A Democratic-controlled Legislature, in 2009, approved a new law in which same-sex couples can sign domestic partnership registries with county clerks “to secure some — but not all — of the rights afforded married couples,” the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
Of course, even that is too much for some pricks. As long as any gay people anywhere have any rights at all, the prick brigade will be there to fight against them.
The law has been challenged by an anti-gay rights group, Wisconsin Family Action, saying the visitation privileges violate an amendment to the state constitution that bans same-sex marriages or similar legal agreements.
Wisconsin Family Action. That would be these asses:
Here's the mission statement from Wisconsin Family Action's website. See if you can spot the irony!
We take seriously our mission of advancing Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening and preserving marriage, family, life and liberty.
Yes, liberty. The answer we were looking for was "liberty." They will fight tirelessly to preserve liberty, except for the liberty of certain people to marry certain other people or even visit them at the fucking hospital! Or liberty for women to control their own uteri. But other than that, give them liberty of give them death!
This is what has this group of scumbags up in arms:
The registries allow same-sex couples to take family and medical leave to care for a seriously ill partner, make end-of-life decisions and have hospital visitation rights. But according to Fair Wisconsin, they still confer only about a quarter of the rights associated with marriage, lacking provisions to allow couples to file joint tax returns or adopt children together.
So, if a person is in the hospital, seriously ill, facing death, Walker and the Family Action Dick Brigade feel that it is of the utmost importance to deny that person the comfort of the person they love most in the world if that person is of the same gender. Because, why, exactly? What's the point? Do they really think that Bob visiting Jim in the hospital is really a threat to boy-girl marriage? Really? They can't possibly be that insane, can they?
I think that maybe they really believe that if you make life difficult enough for the gay people, they will eventually give up and stop being gay. Or maybe that if they aren't senselessly cruel enough to the gay people, being gay will just seem so attractive an option that breeders will defect in droves?