It's not easy living under the regime of a spitting, hissing, anti-gay bigot. Every four years, LGBT persons in the Lone Star State are reminded of how little our fellow Texans value us when Rick Perry is reelected. But of course Texas isn't the only state where Republican leaders use public animus against gay citizens to their political advantage. Take Arizona governor Jan Brewer. Please. Take her far away. Mollie Reilly reports for the Huffington Post:
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has requested that the Supreme Court overturn a ruling that allows state employees to keep their same-sex partners on their benefits, including health insurance. Brewer filed a petition for a writ of certiorari on July 2, requesting that the high court overturn the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's September 2011 ruling in Diaz vs. Brewer. The pushback comes three months after the Ninth Circuit denied a request by Arizona state lawyers to re-hear the case with an 11-judge panel. Last September, the Ninth Circuit's ruling prevented Arizona from implementing a law that would have barred state employees' same-sex partners from remaining on their health plans. The ruling affirmed a lower court's decision to place a preliminary injunction on the law.
What a noxious bag of right-wing effluvia. Ms. Brewer is not only making life miserable for Latinos and shitting on women's reproductive choices, she's now trying to prevent the state's few gay-friendly towns (like Tucson) from offering basic benefits to committed same-sex couples. This crone is truly evil. Anybody have a bucket of water?