Friday, May 22, 2009

State Sen. Darling: Domestic Benefits/Rights Too Expensive Right Now

Ain't situationality a great way to figure out when's the right time to grant people their rights?

State Sen. Albert Darling, (R-River Hills),  says "it may be a good idea" to extend partner benefits, but hey: can't we wait until a more convenient moment, when the state is a little flusher?

Look past the squishy ambivalence in her statement, and consider that surely someone made that same 'lets wait/too expensive' argument when the move was on to extend to women the right to vote, or when other civil rights legislation was in the wings.

Word from the Capitol: Joint Finance approved what Darling was opposing. 

Good for the committee; Darling should know better.

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