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05/26/2009

I shot a bill in Reno, just to watch it die

by Jeremy Hooper

NV-gibbonsOn Monday, while many were grilling or enjoying time with their families, Nevada governor Jim Gibbons (R) spent his time killing a measure that would make it easier for the state's same-sex couples to enjoy time with their own. Gibbons vetoed the state's legislatively approved domestic partnership system:

Governor Gibbons vetoes domestic partnership bill [AP via KTNV]

Gibbons cited the state's same-sex marriage ban as reason for this overreach. Perhaps even more egregiously, the governor went to suggest that the DP benefits are unneeded since same-sex couples can take time out of their lives and jump through many costly and time-consuming legal hoops in order to piece together some (but not even close to all) protections their families.

Because what better day than Memorial Day to recognize this nation's overwrought war on basic fairness? ::writer rolls eyes, shakes head, wishes "right" would have joined "white" as concepts that came into fashion yesterday in Nevada::

**Gibbons' veto letter:


Veto_SB_283

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