A homosexual couple seek extra rights, or is it special rights?

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    Feb 23, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    A TRIBUNAL has ordered Victoria's (Oz) marriage regulator to recognise a homosexual relationship despite the men living outside Victoria most of the past 15 years.

    Nicolas John Taylor and lee Gavin Wallace had applied to Victoria's Registrar of Births Death and marriages to have their relationship registered as a domestic relationship.

    Laws introduced by the Brumby Government in 2998 allow commited homosexual couples who "live in Victoria" to have their relationship registered.

    Taylor 38 and Wallace 43 live in "Paris" and have spent most of their careers in Sydney.

    The Registrar of Birth Death and marriages rejected their application in September, on the grounds the pair were not living in Victoria.


    Rightly so their application was rejected, as it's for homosexuals living in the State of Victoria, and not for foreigners. They contribute nothing to this State, jet want it's benefits. It's wrong all they have done is seek special rights.
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    Feb 23, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    I'm trying so hard not to say "dumbass" -- oops, it just slipped out.

    If there's anything to drives me over the edge it's someone using a double standard to claim gays are asking for special rights. Seriously.

    Take this case. If they were a straight married couple, then the state of Victoria would recognize their marriage. Period. If Pattison is correct, they are indeed asking for rights beyond what the law allows -- but the law itself treats same-sex couples unequally. And that, obviously, is what the couple objects to.

    So Pattison is basically saying that by asking for equal rights, they are asking for special rights.

    War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    Equal rights are special rights.


    (And part of me thinks I should delete the "dumbass" part, but Pattison is trying to evoke such a response, so I'll just get things rolling in this little piece of Realjock guerilla theater).
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    Feb 23, 2010 6:01 AM GMT

    from Article rank 21 Feb 2010Sunday Herald Sun - ELLEN WHINNETT

    " The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages rejected their application in September, on the grounds the pair were not living in Victoria.
    But the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal overturned the decision and ordered the registrar to accept their application.
    VCAT member Don O’Halloran said the men owned a house in Prahran, but that career commitments had kept them away from Melbourne since 2004."

    Prahran is a suburb in Melbourne, which is in......Victoria.
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    Feb 23, 2010 7:39 AM GMT
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