Battlepanda: No Justice


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Friday, December 09, 2005

No Justice

As Canada, England and South Africa granted equal marital rights for same-sex couples in quick succession, America continue to deny a significant segment of our population this most basic of rights.

A police officer who is dying of cancer had to beg before the board of freeholders in her town to grant her partner the same pension benefits a surviving partner of a marriage would recieve. Without that pension, her partner would probably lose their house after her death. To this woman, who had protected her community for 24 years, and is today too stricken to stand, the board said 'no'.

I'm not particularly proud to be an American today.
(Via Republic of T)