Well, of course they do, says so right there in the "Good Book".
I mean, you wouldn't seriously argue against the notion that if the husband wants to slap the little lady around a bit, because she's like, you know getting "uppity", or not asking "how high?" when he says, "jump!", or just plain annoying him for any reason at all, then it's his God-given right to give her a bit of the old whatfor, no?
Interestingly, Ohio is currently undergoing a massive "donor rejection" of Republicans, due mostly not to Iraq, Bush etc. but to the crooks uncovered at the state level and in the House (Bob Ney). The national party is pulling out of the state. If Blackwell, the scumbag Secretary of State, loses the governor's race, which seems likely, maybe the people will wake up from their fever and start repairing some of the stupid, stupid damage that the Christianists have done over the past few years.
Wow. Making sure that my husband can't extend his health insurance to me is so valuable to them that they're willing to let wife beating go unpunished.
So the reason the legislature can't clarify the law to specify boyfriend and girlfriend living together is...what exactly?
Kesh, they can't specify that. To do so would violate their constitution.
My first reaction was that it's hard to imagine what argument their brief could possibly make - and then it was suddenly obvious; the abuse comes from the evil of cohabitation, the problem being the lack of the sanctimonious magic of marriage.
Not that I needed it, but this is proof that fundies are both insane and stupid. The situation in America has gotten so bad, there's no room for "Hey, we can have differences of opinion; I still think you're swell." The conservatives are trying to fuck with everyone's rights, gay, strait, alien, it doesn't matter. If you don't agree with me, you're going to hell.
I keep hoping things will change, but I see no end in sight. Despite people's new found dislike of Bush and the republicans because of Iraq, people voted for them when it was clear that they were willing to bow to the extreme fringes of Christians. The comatose half of the country that got them elected made our beds for us and now we have to lie in them. Thank you, red states.
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