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Ysobelle
04-18-2010, 04:56 PM
I warn you, this isn't an easy story to watch. In fact, it's utterly horrific. At this point, there's not much anyone can do but wait for it to churn through the courts.

You can, of course, spread the story around: it's lighting up Facebook and Twitter, and several people have said they've suggested it to CNN as a headline. Some people think "domestic partnership" laws are enough. Some people think "civil unions" are enough. They're not. They're just not.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDyMF0DcFLs&feature=player_embedded


Further info:

http://www.nclrights.org/site/PageServer?pagename=issue_caseDocket_Greene_v_Coun ty_of_Sonoma_et_al

http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/elderly-gay-couple-separated-by-sonoma-county-officials-violating-couples-express-wishes/


And places that could help:

http://www.nclrights.org/site/PageServer

http://www.hrc.org/get_involved/membership_center.asp

ShadowHawke
04-18-2010, 05:22 PM
We haven't heard a word of this here in Texas.. nothing on news stations, no snipets on the radio... nothing. And with a fair size community of Gays and Lesbians in the Dallas/Denton/Ft.Worth area you would think someone would have said something. That's so sad, so unfair, so cruel. It shouldn't matter (a rat's ass) who an individual finds love with. It should be their choice and a choice respected as that of responsible HUMAN BEING. This country is so morally depraved sometimes, but where can you go??? I hope it works out for the widower; I would imagine he is totally devestated. Prayers to him and his cause...may he never suffer that much again. .

:rant: - ShadowHawke -

Sorry this is something that just really tee's me off no end.

Azura
04-18-2010, 08:38 PM
I'm not even sure what to say. This is astounding on so many levels. That poor, poor man. Nobody deserves that. He probably feels like he's in a horrible nightmare...

Mistress Morigianna
04-19-2010, 03:17 AM
this makes me cry then makes me madder than hell.

How can people do this- its just wrong & evil in so many ways

The 6th Rogue
04-19-2010, 03:09 PM
Yet another symptom of spelling America with a "K" these days.

Isabelle Warwicke
04-19-2010, 05:51 PM
I have been thinking about this all day. It's all over Facebook and Twitter now. I haven't seen it over the networks yet, but haven't had the TV on all that much.

I was contemplating...What if you were one of the people who went to the auction? What if you were one of the strangers that purchased something at the county run estate sale. Where are all those people? If I had bought something at that sale and found out this story, you can bet your ass I would seek out Clay and return his things to him. I would take the loss. I would then turn around, hire my own attorney and stake out another case against the county.

Isabelle Warwicke
04-19-2010, 05:56 PM
Here is a link to the actual case docket:

20 Individiual Complaints (http://www.nclrights.org/site/DocServer/Greene_v_Sonoma_County.pdf?docID=7461)

Their life story is in the file. I couldn't read it without kleenex. When they talk about worth of the items that were sold....see the part 7 for a good teeth grinding session.

Ysobelle
04-19-2010, 06:43 PM
I started reading, but if I read all of that, I'll go fucking ballistic.

I re-upped with HRC, and I'm going to see where else I can send money, emails, whatever.