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Scott Walker to Prevent Same-Sex Couples Hospital Visitation Rights

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  1. DarrylS

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    Shh listen there is a sound of rage building amongst all of us who believe in equality for all, not a select few...

    The granny state right has once again reared its ugly head, now Walker adds insult to injury by dictating what hospitals can or cannot do.. Wisconsin right wing fanaticims at its finest. The granny state right knows what is best for all of us..

    Are these the Republicans who believe in limited government?? liberty for me, but not for thee

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to Prevent Same-Sex Couples Hospital Visitation Rights - E.D. Kain - American Times - Forbes

     
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    I'll ask the same basic question I have asked several times here on various matters regarding homosexuals and rights: does anybody believe there are grounds for this that aren't rooted in homophobia?

    i.e., any legitimate reason for the government to prevent this?

    I'm really hoping there is moree to this story than meets the eye.
     
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    Shame on him.
     
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    Its like Scott Walker is playing a game of "Who wants to get recalled?"


    only he isn't aware of it.


    Rumor has it that he is introducing legislation to fine and jail anyone in Wisconsin who wears a foam cheese head, or roots for the Packers.
     
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    On the merits of enforcement, he's adhering to a 2006 amendment to the state constitution -- right? What did the Democrats do to get around that? Was it subject to a popular vote? Should legislatures so easily circumvent constitutions? All invalid if the amendment wasn't a popular vote either.
     
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    Walker should have had the courts decide of the 2009 law was constitutional under the 2006 amendment.
     
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    Much better way.
     
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    This is the same as the Obama administration not defending laws they don't support (DOM act for example). Both Obama and Walker are wrong in these cases.
     
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    Possibly... I'd see it a little differently. In Wisconsin, there might be conflicting language which as you say should be challenged for constitutionality. For the DOMA, it's dropping the defense due to political outlook not legislation.
     
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    Leaving anything in the hands of any Court is never a good idea. Adults should be able to make decisions without third party interference, see the NFL labor situation.
     
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    In general I agree with this Darryl, however we have a situation where a group feels a law that was passed by the legislature is unconstitutional and took their case to court, it should be decided there.

    Imagine if there was a challenge to laws allowing abortion and the president decided not to defend or enforce the existing law? That is wrong.
     
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    You need to rewrite your second part it makes no sense, don't try to deal with what if's, deal with what is known... somehow you folks have to weave Obama into every thread, Walker is a stand alone douche bag...

    Some laws just make sense, as in this case.. allowing same sex couples to visit in the hospital makes sense, and the state should not intervene in this basic right, no matter where it came from.

    The right used to favor limited government, but that only applies to big business, not for women, children, gay people or minorities.. there they know what is best and create laws to exert control over them.
     
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    Evidently Scott Walker thinks he's in Kansas. Then again, he'll have an opportunity to re-locate there fairly soon.
     

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