Pawlenty vetoes a bill that would have granted end-of-life decisions to same-sex partners, claiming that current contract law and wills make the issue moot:
“The Governor’s facts are wrong,” said Ann Kaner-Roth, executive director of Project 515, a group that backed the bill, in a statement on Sunday. “Same-sex couples can’t sue for wrongful death, and current law does not provide the same level of protection for a same-sex partner trying to carry out their deceased partner’s final wishes.”
It’s bad enough when people refuse to recognize your dignity while you’re still alive, but Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty (R) has ensured that the insults will continue even after you die.
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