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.