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Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by sdcigarpig
Come on down out of your ivory tower. Just because its the law you know....
Ummm, how about a little thing called the majority of voters? It was put to a vote, the majority of the people voted AGAINST it. Elected officials, a handful of the people that is, decided they wanted soemthing different from the MAJORITY. In most countries that is called SOCIALISM.
Originally posted by Nana2
BIG picture entirely missed here. The CITIZENS voted against this measure to begin with (allowing same sex partners benefits) and the elected officials, went against their wishes. This church group jsut decided to challange that fact.
...we find the trial court's order denying injunctive relief is so arbitrary as to exceed the bounds of reasonable discretion...Because we find that the error relates back to the time of the improper dissolution of the temporary restraining order, prior to the presentment and certification of the petitions, we find that all of the recall petitions submitted to the City Clerk are illegal and invalid.
The trial court was required to apply the law to the facts.
Of the 150 city employees who were subsequently notified that they would lose benefits for dependents, 19 were in domestic partnerships, including 2 who are gay. The cost to the city of providing benefits to the partners of those 19 was about $34,000 a year, Mr. Cook said.
Among those also losing their benefits, he said, were foster children, retirees and disabled relatives cared for by city employees.
The issue arose when voters in November 2010 placed on the ballot and passed an ordinance prohibiting unmarried domestic partner benefits in their city.
Originally posted by The Old American
Last I checked, El Paso was still in Texas, yes? Texas doesn't allow domestic partnerships. Cities can adopt laws protecting domestic partners with local ordnances, but it looks like El Paso citizens voted to disallow it with a legal, binding vote.
Now the city government of El Paso is ignoring this legally accepted law? This isn't socialism, it's fascism. And blatantly so.
Originally posted by Azadok
reply to post by Nana2
It shows the power of the gay lobby and how deep it runs up the government
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
We are a nation of laws, and be it if we like it or not, we have to follow those laws.