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02/15/2006

Even in the afterlife our rights are a fight

by Jeremy Hooper

Responding to an NY law that allows registered domestic partners to make decisions for one another when one passes away, the Concerned Women For America's Robert Knight tells Agape Press:

"Family has been given preference for a reason," says the pro-family leader. "And to say that grieving parents, for instance, just have no rights over what happens to their child's body is a perversion of the law." Not only that, says Knight, "it's another surrender to the gay lobby -- and it's another notch down from putting the family first in our nation's laws."

Responding to Mr. Knight, this NY gay says:

"My domestic partner is the core of my family, you selfishly misguided pisser on any parade that gives homosexuals a fair shake. Should I die of a cancer similar to the one my sibling once declared me to be onto my biological family unit," says the pro-decency writer, "it would be my soul, my heart, my life, my partner who I'd insist be the caretaker of my remains. In fact, post-life me would go so far as to angelically research a way to reincarnate myself, in hope that I could go back to the mortal coil for even a second to ensure that it would be he who chose when/where/how my memorial and disposition would be carried out. Don't try to spin this as a destruction of family in any way, shape, or bigotry -- uncoupled gays, whose next of kin probably should be their immediate family members, are not affected by this law in any way. But for those of us who, due to lack of ability to get fully married, have taken the initiative and paid the 36 bucks (1 dollar more than a marriage license, I might add) to become domestic partners with the person (gay or straight) privy to every one of our life's last little details, we deserve to know that should the details of said life be terminated, it'll be the aforementioned soul mate who'll ensure that our casket is in the color that they, the possessor of our truths, know to be our favorite. It's not a "gay" rights lobby -- it's a "what's right" no-brainer."

Blood Relatives Play Second Fiddle to 'Domestic Partners' Under New NY Law [Agape]

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