Friday when the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee was discussing domestic partnerships Republican Senator Darling made the following comment.
“This could be a good idea but . . . this isn’t the right time to even consider it,” said Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills). “How are we going to say we’re going to expand benefits for anyone right now and have the taxpayers pay for that when we’re all struggling to make ends meet?”
If it is too expensive to insure that all state residents are covered with the same laws and civil rights, then how about if we use Darling’s words to help solve the budget hole the state is experiencing.
How about we do away with all the benefits that heterosexual couples enjoy in the state. Think of the money that would be saved by the state. I think there are many taxpayers who think the expanded benefits to straight couples at a time when we are all struggling to make ends meet are too expensive.
How about it, Alberta?
Or was your comment just a continuation of a double-standard that has to end once and for all?