Senate panel passes bill to create civil unions
A Senate panel passed a bill to create civil unions Tuesday, the latest step in the Legislature's battle over whether gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to have legally recognized relationships.
It will now head to the full Senate, where it is expected to pass, setting up a tug-of-war with the Republican-controlled House, which is currently considering its own bill. That legislation would provide a more limited set of reciprocal rights to any two people over 18, including relatives.
I'm not sure which group is worse, the Democrats who will give the radical homosexuals any special privilege they ask for, or the Republicans who don't have the guts to simply stand up and tell the gays no and instead create a bill that is a boondoggle for businesses. (At least my state senator is always willing to stand up and say NO!)
Let's be clear, gays want affirmation of their lifestyle, that and the ability for force private groups to provide benefits that the private groups choose not to provide. Any company can offer "partner" benefits if it wants to, any hospital can offer visitation. Some choose not to. Why should the state force them?
As for the House Republicans, how about we just create a bill that would force my employer to provide health insurance for anyone within the sound of my voice. Or hell, anyone that appears on the same page in the phone book with me. Are these people nuts? We don't need "reciprocal" benefits and more than we need civil unions. What interest would my employer have in insuring my roommate, brother, or that guy who is willing to pay me $50 a month to say that he lives with me?
Society has chosen to offer certain incentives to families, husband, wife, and kids, because these stable families are the best way to raise healthy children. Let's not let radical gays, or the fear of their wrath, distort that.
Make sure your representatives OPPOSE senate bill 1073!