In what’s one of the surest signs that Minnesota’s Governor Tim Pawlenty is considering a run for GOP presidential nomination, he vetoed a bill providing same-sex partners the right to make decisions after one has died:
Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed a bill Saturday that would have given same-sex partners the right to decide what to do with the body of their loved ones, should they die.
Pawlenty had said he would veto the bill, calling it unnecessary because partners can draw up a living will. But advocates argue that married couples do not have to do that and that legal documents often cost money to draft.
Yep. Vetoed a bill that would have given people comfort when they are dealing with the death of their loved one.
Pawlenty is really burnishing his anti-gay credentials for 2012. Nothing says “I’m going to bash the gays” like vetoing a bill involving funeral decisions.
Makes Obama’s hospital visits memorandum seem like it really was ground-breaking.