Monday, August 24, 2009

Non-representing Representatives

Deceptive little buggars lately, aren't they?

New legislation in Wisconsin has legalized a domestic-partnership registry which includes homosexual partners even though the state has a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman which was voted into law by the people of Wisconsin in 2006.

How did this new legislation come to be recognized in the face of such constitutional clarity?
"Governor Jim Doyle, a Democrat, lobbied for the legislation by including the
language in his biannual state budget approved by lawmakers." (Source)
Say what? He slipped domestic partnership registration legislation into his state budget proposal?!

Thank heaven for Wisconsin Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen, who has refused to defend the new legislation.

"My duty to is to the people of the state of Wisconsin and the highest
expression of their will - the constitution of the state of Wisconsin," Van
Hollen said. "When the people have spoken by amending our constitution, I will
abide by their command. When policy-makers have ignored their words, I will
not." (Source)

One can only wish that more politicians would remember to defend the will of the people they supposedly represent.