Thursday, May 21, 2009

Nevada Governor Pledges to Veto Domestic Partnership Bill (TAKE ACTION)

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons (R) has promised to veto the domestic partnership bill. His spokesperson Daniel Burns has said that:

"The governor believes that government has no business in your medicine chest or your bedroom"

He also believes there are existing contracts that can be created, so no change to the law is needed. If there are people who want to be domestic partners, they can do so under existing laws.

He is also mindful of the fact that voters of this state on two occasions have said that marriage is between a man and a woman, and it's part of our Constitution."

It is unfair to deny domestic partners equal rights, and create legal obstacles for partners to obtain the same rights when it comes to estate planning, family planning, and medical decision making.

To contact Governor Jim Gibbons:

State Capitol
101 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 684-5670
Fax: (775) 684-5683

E-contact form

The good news is that there is word there may be enough votes within the state senate to override the Governor's veto. It is imperative Nevada residents contact their senators to urge for passage of senate bill 283.


Anonymous said...

Time to Boycott LV and All the rest of Nevada!!! hit them where it hurts!!

Anonymous said...

The Governor is correct when he states that people can obtain some of the rights through legal contracts. Albeit after the concerned parties have paid several thousand dollars to lawyers to write up the contracts. Marriage participants need not pay this money. What he didn't say is that no contract can present the holder of said contract with the right to recieve a spouses military retirement benefits, federal tax benefits, social security benefits and the list goes on. This politician his a hipocrite when he states that the government should "stay out of people's bedrooms". Interesting, I guess they stay out of your bedroom only when you are not Straight or not Married. Married people have the government in their bedrooms sanctioning what is essentially a religious act. Civil Unions for all and Marriages for couples who are approved of by their associated Churches, Temples, Synagogues etc. is the only resonable answer to this problem. Marriage is then reserved as a religious ceremony for those who have those convictions and the legal rights and responsibilities will then be enjoyed by all people. Separation of Church and state is the guiding rule here.

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