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Galraedia

(5,012 posts)
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:21 PM Jul 2013

Ohio Plans Unspeakably Cruel Appeal Of Dying Manís Last Wish

Source: ThinkProgress

John Arthur is dying. He is in the terminal stages of Lou Gehrig’s disease and has entered hospice care. Arthur is also gay, and in a 20 year relationship with a man named Jim Obergefell. Because the couple’s home state of Ohio will not allow them to marry, Arthur and Obergefell recently flew to Maryland together and were legally married on the tarmac — just weeks after the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality decision in United States v. Windsor. Arthur was unable to rise from his hospice bed.

In his final days, Arthur wants to honor his commitment to his husband. He wants his own death certificate to list Obergefell as his “surviving spouse.” And he wants to die knowing that his partner of 20 years can someday be buried next to him in a family plot bound by a directive that only permits his lawfully wedded spouse to be interred alongside him. And, on Monday, a federal judge ruled that Arthur should indeed have the dignity of dying alongside a man that Ohio will recognize as his husband.

And now, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) wants to take that dignity away from Mr. Arthur. The day after a judge issued a temporary restraining order requiring Ohio to list Arthur’s husband as his “surviving spouse” on his death certificate, DeWine announced that he would appeal this decision and try to strip a dying man of his final wish.

There are marriage equality cases with sweeping national implications. This is not one of them. The judge’s order is limited exclusively to Arthur and Obergefell. Indeed, as the judge explains, “there is absolutely no evidence that the State of Ohio or its citizens will be harmed by the issuance” of an order requiring Ohio to acknowledge the two men’s marriage. “No one beyond Plaintiffs themselves will be affected by such a limited order at all.”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/07/25/2354941/ohio-plans-unspeakably-cruel-appeal-of-dying-mans-last-wish/

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Ohio Plans Unspeakably Cruel Appeal Of Dying Manís Last Wish (Original Post) Galraedia Jul 2013 OP
Just love those compassionat conservates. SheilaT Jul 2013 #1
jebus fucking christ Kali Jul 2013 #2
Wow... AtheistCrusader Jul 2013 #3
What a sick, disgusting, cruel person Mr. DeWine must be. bunnies Jul 2013 #4
There are no words for the kind of person Mike DeWine is. CincyDem Jul 2013 #16
I was wondering if this was the same DeWine that used to be in the house. bunnies Jul 2013 #22
Yeah - he was a Congress-dick in the mid 80's. CincyDem Jul 2013 #27
Im just sitting here watching him get pummeled on FB. bunnies Jul 2013 #30
As it should be. CincyDem Jul 2013 #40
All must be erased Seedersandleechers Jul 2013 #43
Look on the top left... bunnies Jul 2013 #44
DeWine kardonb Jul 2013 #55
No shit. I'm a born and bred Ohioan, liberalhistorian Jul 2013 #45
You're right ... no words ladym55 Jul 2013 #90
What a fucking ASSHOLE! William769 Jul 2013 #5
We won't forget this Mr. Mike DeWine. BlueJazz Jul 2013 #6
A comment from the comments section of the article. William769 Jul 2013 #7
Hear, hear! smallcat88 Jul 2013 #21
Let me guess, I bet Mike DeWine is a Family Values Christian. Fantastic Anarchist Jul 2013 #8
There are very, very few Christians like that. alarimer Jul 2013 #19
Indeed and that's what I meant. Fantastic Anarchist Jul 2013 #24
Okay, I just Wiki'd him. Fantastic Anarchist Jul 2013 #28
How well I remember that, lol! liberalhistorian Jul 2013 #49
You should search his name on facebook obama2terms Jul 2013 #62
Another conservative Catholic theHandpuppet Jul 2013 #47
Go to his site here >> BlueJazz Jul 2013 #9
Run with it, Dems. Ash_F Jul 2013 #10
so how come marriage equality is allowed to be determined by 'states rights' azurnoir Jul 2013 #11
Excellent Point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2013 #13
Because hypocrisy is the sauce DC likes best. Bluenorthwest Jul 2013 #32
Because marriage laws are state laws, and drug laws are federal laws. (nt) jeff47 Jul 2013 #91
This fucken nonsense needs to stop ASAP. Persecutionists and RKP5637 Jul 2013 #12
Percussionists? The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2013 #15
Yes! We need more drummers!!! Better rhythm! nt Ilsa Jul 2013 #23
Definitely! My auto-spell error called in the drummers! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2013 #57
I hate it when that happens. But it mostly Ilsa Jul 2013 #69
Shades of Emily Litella! markpkessinger Jul 2013 #82
LOL, she was great! RKP5637 Jul 2013 #93
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, a typo, fixed it! RKP5637 Jul 2013 #56
"Percussionists and torturers" ??? demwing Jul 2013 #25
I believe him to be a victim of auto-spellchecker. HubertHeaver Jul 2013 #35
That's a relief. I was worried that we were being invaded by The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2013 #38
Oh, my, the image that liberalhistorian Jul 2013 #51
A rowdy noisy bunch indeed! RKP5637 Jul 2013 #61
MORE COWBELL! riqster Jul 2013 #63
+++ 1,000 +++ RKP5637 Jul 2013 #64
Yep, I called them all in to make a bunch of noise over it! My typos get RKP5637 Jul 2013 #59
Yep, exactly what happened. LOL, I need to do that more often, I get RKP5637 Jul 2013 #58
LOL !!! Fixed it! Damn auto-spell! RKP5637 Jul 2013 #54
Good fucking grief! HappyMe Jul 2013 #14
Evil, hateful bastards, aka Republicans. nt SunSeeker Jul 2013 #17
Just when I think I can't hate Republicans more than I do, they reach a new low. alarimer Jul 2013 #18
I hope John Arthur gets his dying wish lunatica Jul 2013 #20
His FB page is getting HAMMERED! bunnies Jul 2013 #26
These people are fking unbelievable catchnrelease Jul 2013 #29
Republicans must enjoy being mean Warpy Jul 2013 #31
I'm beginning to think that's really true. The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2013 #39
K & R chowder66 Jul 2013 #33
This is the last fucking straw blowhio, let me the fuck out of the shithole we can do it Jul 2013 #34
Related VIDEO below Tx4obama Jul 2013 #36
Thanks for posting that. William769 Jul 2013 #37
Fuck You DeWine. irisblue Jul 2013 #41
I see DeWine is a Roman Catholic SCVDem Jul 2013 #42
Why would he? theHandpuppet Jul 2013 #48
Isn't this one different? nt SCVDem Jul 2013 #74
Not when it comes to gays theHandpuppet Jul 2013 #78
Ain't Republicans special? Faygo Kid Jul 2013 #46
DeWine is just a puppet. sulphurdunn Jul 2013 #50
Well, of COURSE! The man's dying, and DeWine is pro-LIFE! WinkyDink Jul 2013 #52
Good one! mimi85 Jul 2013 #53
K and R (nt) bigwillq Jul 2013 #60
DeWine and the rest of his ilk sheshe2 Jul 2013 #65
k and r niyad Jul 2013 #66
Mark DeWine needs to be thrown out, indicted and sentenced to prison. Mr. David Jul 2013 #67
Mark DeWine should be ashamed. I mean really. What a pathetic WestSeattle2 Jul 2013 #68
Jesus. riqster Jul 2013 #70
And to top it off...a recent post on his FB page talks about 2theleft Jul 2013 #71
K&R hwmnbn Jul 2013 #72
WWJD?..... madrchsod Jul 2013 #73
K & R Scurrilous Jul 2013 #75
I would like to know what this marriage has to do with DeWine. PDJane Jul 2013 #76
DeWine is a hateful little worm. alfredo Jul 2013 #77
I hope this haunts him for the rest of his life. nolabear Jul 2013 #79
UPDATE at the bottom of the page cited du_grad Jul 2013 #80
Because this case is too public now theHandpuppet Jul 2013 #86
We may be 2nd class citizens, but DeWine is a no-class citizen! Behind the Aegis Jul 2013 #81
The only positive thing is that virtually every comment on his FB page is excoriating him... nomorenomore08 Jul 2013 #83
GOPee attack against basic human decency. blkmusclmachine Jul 2013 #84
He is being torn up on almost every thread and post he has. bearssoapbox Jul 2013 #85
No words Botany Jul 2013 #87
Just take a moment deutsey Jul 2013 #88
How does Ohio, which cut pensions employees paid into, spooky3 Jul 2013 #89
Jesus wept. Moostache Jul 2013 #92
There are people who serve justice, their client, their conscience and/or then there's this hit laserhaas Jul 2013 #94

Kali

(54,948 posts)
2. jebus fucking christ
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:26 PM
Jul 2013

can the "keep govt out of our lives" repuklicans get any more disgusting or hypocritical that that? what an utter asshole.

 

bunnies

(15,859 posts)
4. What a sick, disgusting, cruel person Mr. DeWine must be.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:30 PM
Jul 2013

How much hate must one be filled with to do something like this.

CincyDem

(6,201 posts)
16. There are no words for the kind of person Mike DeWine is.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:50 PM
Jul 2013

Some have called him a sick fuck. But the sick fucks of the world were insulted so they stopped.

It is possible that he is actually worse than Kasich. Not sure but he's been hurting Ohio for over 30 years and I wish he had just crawled back under his rock when Sherrod Brown kicked his ass in 2006.

What a sick fuck (sorry you other sick fucks, I just can't think of anything worse).


 

bunnies

(15,859 posts)
22. I was wondering if this was the same DeWine that used to be in the house.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:59 PM
Jul 2013

Figures.

Youre right. There are no words to describe the type of person who would do something like this. "Hey, I think I'll try to ruin a dying mans last days on earth." Get some fucking compassion you wretched piece of shit!!!

CincyDem

(6,201 posts)
27. Yeah - he was a Congress-dick in the mid 80's.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:05 PM
Jul 2013

And he replaced Metzenbaum in 95 for two terms in the Senate. Talk about a big swing in ideology. Metz to Mike "wretched shit" DeWine. My only defense is that I was living in Maryland when that happened so, to steal from the song, "it wuzzent me".

 

bunnies

(15,859 posts)
30. Im just sitting here watching him get pummeled on FB.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:09 PM
Jul 2013

People are shredding him to pieces. Its doing my heart a bit of good.
https://www.facebook.com/MikeDeWine

CincyDem

(6,201 posts)
40. As it should be.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:41 PM
Jul 2013


I just added my two cents to the pummeling. What a POS. Thanks for the direct to FB. Hadn't thought of that.
 

bunnies

(15,859 posts)
44. Look on the top left...
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:56 PM
Jul 2013

just below his post on Bowling Green. Heres the last one:

DeWine, you are a pathetic excuse for a human being!! Oh wait, you are just a TYPICAL REPUBLICAN!

There are many, many more.

 

kardonb

(777 posts)
55. DeWine
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 06:22 PM
Jul 2013

compassion and repuke ? It'll NEVER happen ! Mentally stuck in the Middle Ages . They would love to bring back the inquisition , if they could .

liberalhistorian

(20,805 posts)
45. No shit. I'm a born and bred Ohioan,
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:57 PM
Jul 2013

though I moved to another state finally several years ago, and had the misfortune of experiencing this Santorum wanna-be as Lt. Guv and Senator. You simply could NOT get away from his dip-shittery (okay, that's not a word, but it fits him). Not only does he not have more than two brain cells to rub together, he's also the type that thinks he's OWED votes and allegiance because he's doing what God himself has put him on earth to accomplish.

And his whining when Sherrod Brown finally sent him packing from his Senate office was truly childish and pathetic, even for a republican. "The people just don't realize what they've done", he sniveled and cried. Uh, yeah, asshole, they DO, which is why you're no longer on Capitol Hill.

I don't know who's worse, he or Kasich, but I'll take my dipshit South Dakota Republicans over Ohio Republicans.

ladym55

(2,577 posts)
90. You're right ... no words
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 03:17 PM
Jul 2013

This is one of those times (which unfortunately have been quite frequent lately) when I'm really, really (REALLY!) embarrassed to live in Ohio.

We are 44th in job creation, our schools are in deep doo-doo, BUT OUR AG HAS TIME TO CREATE MORE PAIN FOR A DYING MAN. Awesome.

Golly, that's right "Christian" of you, Mike.

William769

(54,934 posts)
7. A comment from the comments section of the article.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:35 PM
Jul 2013
The American Taliban causing as much pain and misery as possible to as many human beings as possible as often and severely as possible.


Could not have said it better.

Fantastic Anarchist

(7,309 posts)
8. Let me guess, I bet Mike DeWine is a Family Values Christian.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:36 PM
Jul 2013

Makes me sick.

Caveat: My remark about him being "Christian" is not meant to be misconstrued as derogatory towards actual loving Christians who try to live by the principles of their religion. It is strictly meant as snark against the hypocrisy of the Attorney General. A very disturbed individual would do this.

alarimer

(16,245 posts)
19. There are very, very few Christians like that.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:54 PM
Jul 2013

But "Family Values Christians" is code for hateful bigoted asshole.

Fantastic Anarchist

(7,309 posts)
24. Indeed and that's what I meant.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:00 PM
Jul 2013

Fuck them.

It's just disgusting that someone who's dying, you can't just cut 'em a break. You really have to have a dark soul to something like this.

Fantastic Anarchist

(7,309 posts)
28. Okay, I just Wiki'd him.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:07 PM
Jul 2013

This guy is not too bright.

From Wiki:

In 1992, DeWine unsuccessfully ran against the former astronaut and incumbent Senator John Glenn. His campaign used the phrase, "What on earth has John Glenn done?"




That whole space thing, meh.

liberalhistorian

(20,805 posts)
49. How well I remember that, lol!
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 06:02 PM
Jul 2013

No, intelligence is not, never has been and never will be DeWacko's forte. He never had much substance or depth, and, what's worse, is he was and is proud of it. That whole anti-intellectual crap. He never introduced any bills of any substance, unless you count a "be kind to each other" week and a couple other pieces of such bullshit. Glenn did more in one year of service to Ohio than DeWacko has done in over thirty.

obama2terms

(563 posts)
62. You should search his name on facebook
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 06:41 PM
Jul 2013

Gave me a good laugh, and hope, because people see him for the shallow bastard that he is. I would like to use more vulgar words but you know..

azurnoir

(45,850 posts)
11. so how come marriage equality is allowed to be determined by 'states rights'
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:43 PM
Jul 2013

by yet medical marijuana laws are being religiously enforced from the federal level despite the fact that several states have legalized it?

and Ohio Republicans these people are heartless a**holes

RKP5637

(66,961 posts)
12. This fucken nonsense needs to stop ASAP. Persecutionists and
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:44 PM
Jul 2013

Last edited Thu Jul 25, 2013, 06:20 PM - Edit history (1)

torturers often rise to political power, this is one example!

Ilsa

(61,638 posts)
69. I hate it when that happens. But it mostly
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 07:53 PM
Jul 2013

saves me editing time. I had a hunch it was a form of "persecution."

HubertHeaver

(2,519 posts)
35. I believe him to be a victim of auto-spellchecker.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:25 PM
Jul 2013

"Persecutionists"? "Percussionists" is one of the choices in spellcheck.

alarimer

(16,245 posts)
18. Just when I think I can't hate Republicans more than I do, they reach a new low.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 04:52 PM
Jul 2013

I hate them, I really do. I hate ALL of them, even their deluded voters. Even my Republican family members (although none of them are nearly this cruel).

Fuck you, DeWine, you piece of hate-filled trash.

Conservatives suck. I will never so much as talk to one anymore.

catchnrelease

(1,937 posts)
29. These people are fking unbelievable
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:09 PM
Jul 2013

They make my head feel like it's going to explode!

You have to be a seriously petty person to do something like this. I really do hope that there is some kind of karma for this DeWine guy.

Warpy

(110,573 posts)
31. Republicans must enjoy being mean
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:10 PM
Jul 2013

when there is absolutely nothing to be gained by it except their jollies.

Throw in some hate filled bastardized Christianity and you have the perfect storm of meanness, pettiness, and smugness about it all.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(114,602 posts)
39. I'm beginning to think that's really true.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:39 PM
Jul 2013

For a long time I assumed they were just following their ideology without especially caring whether or not it caused harm, but now I think they actually like hurting people. I think it makes them feel powerful.

Tx4obama

(36,974 posts)
36. Related VIDEO below
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:25 PM
Jul 2013

The video below is from before today's bad news
It includes their marriage vows...

O'Donnell LastWord Segment regarding Ohio Judge's Ruling to Recogize Out-of State Same-Sex Marriage

VIDEO here: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-last-word/52560523


 

SCVDem

(5,103 posts)
42. I see DeWine is a Roman Catholic
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:42 PM
Jul 2013

Maybe this new pope will visit him and slap the crap out of his ass!

This is not any religious belief which deserves a tax break either.

Fuck him!

theHandpuppet

(19,964 posts)
78. Not when it comes to gays
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 11:01 PM
Jul 2013

Not that some folks on DU seem to give a damn.

This Pope has called the very notion of gay marriage a threat to humanity.

Faygo Kid

(21,477 posts)
46. Ain't Republicans special?
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 05:59 PM
Jul 2013

Every time I get pissed at the Dems (often), I recall the alternative and shudder.

 

sulphurdunn

(6,891 posts)
50. DeWine is just a puppet.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 06:03 PM
Jul 2013

The real fuckwads are the puppeteers pulling his strings from above the stage. The ones you never see or hear about.

mimi85

(1,805 posts)
53. Good one!
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 06:18 PM
Jul 2013

This really struck a nerve and I can't stop crying. What an outrageous, holier-than-thou prick DeWine is.

sheshe2

(82,860 posts)
65. DeWine and the rest of his ilk
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 07:14 PM
Jul 2013

have nothing left.
Ice runs in their veins and not one iota of humanity left in their souls.

 

Mr. David

(535 posts)
67. Mark DeWine needs to be thrown out, indicted and sentenced to prison.
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 07:28 PM
Jul 2013

So does John Kasich. Indict every single Republicans and throw them in their own for-profit prisons.

2theleft

(1,136 posts)
71. And to top it off...a recent post on his FB page talks about
Thu Jul 25, 2013, 08:43 PM
Jul 2013

his son's marriage and how blessed they are by that.

So, he can't be happy someone else is that "blessed"??

It is just infuriating. Ridiculous. And mean. Just plain effing mean. Christian my ass.

du_grad

(221 posts)
80. UPDATE at the bottom of the page cited
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 12:01 AM
Jul 2013

"A spokesperson for DeWine clarifies that he does not intend to appeal this temporary order because, the spokesperson says, such an order is not generally appealable. Nevertheless, DeWine also plans to “continue to defend Ohio’s constitutional amendment and law banning same-sex couples from marrying and banning the state from recognizing such marriages,” according to BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner.
In other words, while DeWine does not plan to appeal the judge’s recent temporary order, he still plans to put up a full legal fight against Arthur and Obergefell’s right to be permanently recognized by Ohio as husbands."

So, he's still a worm, but I guess he's going to keep hands-off of this case?? What does this mean??

theHandpuppet

(19,964 posts)
86. Because this case is too public now
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 05:27 AM
Jul 2013

And it exhibits to everyone just how hateful and hurtful these anti-gay laws really are. Instead, he and his fellow GOP scumbags will continue to attack women, GLBTs and minorities in stealth mode.

Remember, when the lights are turned on, cockroaches scatter.

bearssoapbox

(1,408 posts)
85. He is being torn up on almost every thread and post he has.
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 05:07 AM
Jul 2013

Even on his June 3 wedding anniversary post.


"And where will you be buried when your wife dies, sir?"

" Marrying who you like? Wow...must be nice...i hope no one tries to deny you any rights when you are on your deathbed like you seem hell bent on doing"

"Can you imagine if it wasn't just a mistake at the hotel? If you weren't legally able to marry your wife? Or if some asshat AG decided to appeal a decision giving you marriage rights in your dying wife's last days to try and strip you of any marital rights? You need to rethink your life, man. Seriously"

It wouldn't surprise me to see it taken down. But then he is so clueless and without empathy he either won't notice or care what's said.

He makes me ashamed to be a Buckeye.

But more determined to get those rat bastards out of office than ever!!!!

deutsey

(20,166 posts)
88. Just take a moment
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 07:44 AM
Jul 2013

and reflect on all the anguish, despair, terror, anxiety, hostility, and grief these "compassionate conservatives" have inflicted on millions of men, women, and children in this country and around the world since Bush stole the election in 2000.

You could go back to Reagan, I know, but just look at the past 13 years and the horrific reality these twisted ideologues have plagued us with.

They are literally creating a hell on earth.

spooky3

(34,070 posts)
89. How does Ohio, which cut pensions employees paid into,
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 07:55 AM
Jul 2013

Claiming poverty, have the money for this cruel lawsuit?

Time for another listen to "I hate Republicans."

Moostache

(9,895 posts)
92. Jesus wept.
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 04:13 PM
Jul 2013

THAT would be the response of the Jesus of the bible...he was the one that championed the poor, the disadvantaged, the outcasts.
Jesus rebuked his followers and the money-changers and those who would cast a stone before examining themselves. Jesus would not take kindly to the modern Republicans - NOR WOULD HE COUNTENANCE THE ASSHOLES WHO KEEP VOTING FOR THEM EITHER!!!

 

laserhaas

(7,805 posts)
94. There are people who serve justice, their client, their conscience and/or then there's this hit
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 07:21 PM
Jul 2013

I'm so sick of this 3rd rock from the sun....

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