Tuesday, October 18, 2005

No joking matter

US Senator David Vitter (Republican - Louisiana - quelle supris!) needs a new speech writer. Speaking last week at a lunch in his state, Vitter compared Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to the marriages of same sex couples. Describing an area which had been hit by both hurricanes he said

“Unfortunately, it’s the crossroads where Katrina meets Rita. I always knew I was against same-sex unions.”

Gay rights leaders have been understandably outraged particularly as same sex couples affected by the hurricane have been denied benefits as their relationships are not recognised. All three states affected by Katrina have passed defence of marriage or bans on same sex partnership.


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