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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:09 PM
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New Orleans Gay Rights Law Challenged In Court
http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/01/012805laCourt.htm

The Louisiana Appeals Court will hear a suit challenging City of New Orleans ordinances that created a domestic partner registry and extended benefits to same-sex couples.

In 1997, the City of New Orleans extended health insurance benefits to same-sex partners of city employees. In 1999 the City Council, by a majority vote, created a domestic partner registry that allows couples to make a public commitment to care for and support each other.

The domestic partner benefits policy and the city's domestic partner registry almost immediately came under fire from conservatives. The suit was filed on their behalf by the Alliance Defense Fund, a Scottsdale, Arizona-firm that is involved in a number of similar cases nationwide.



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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:13 PM
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1. So Alliance Defense Fund wants activist judges to over-turn the people?
Oh, give me a break.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:32 PM
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3. No, see, when you're conservawhacko
There's no such thing as "activist" judges or the wise decision of the representatives of the people. In this case, the conservawhackos would say that they are defenders of traditional values are simply standing up for morality.

Conveniently leaving out, of course, too precise a definition of "values" or "morality" when folks die because they don't have health coverage.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:21 PM
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2. violates the rights of people opposed to homosexuality
The ADF claimed that the city's benefits program violates the rights of people opposed to homosexuality. The case was dismissed by a lower court and the group went to the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Just like de-segregation violated the rights of people opposed to sitting with the coloreds.

What is WRONG with those people????

I hope Spongebob kicks their asses back to hell where they belong.
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