Friday, January 06, 2006

A Small Victory

Looks like the Garden State is continuing its tradition of progressivism. (From the Philadelphia Inquirer.)

The Senate passed, 39-0, a bill that would grant same-sex couples the same rights as married couples regarding inheritances and funeral arrangements.

"Currently, same-sex couples have no rights when it comes to administering the funeral of a passed partner. It makes little sense to grant this right only to married couples and deny it of domestic partnerships," said a sponsor, Sen. John H. Adler (D., Camden).

The full Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bill Monday.

It's really too bad that I don't care to live in New Jersey, because the state is really way better on gay issues than Pennsylvania. Still, it's nice to know that if PA gets too bad I can flee across the mighty Delaware. Actually, it's just this kind of thing, plus the loony Republicans in charge of the national government, that makes me more a supporter of stronger states' rights.


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