Historically families purchased group plots in cemeteries to provide contiguous burial for families.
"I would rather be exposed to the inconvenience of too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it." Thomas Jefferson
While I don't care where I'm buried - I want to be cremated and could care less what happens to the ashes -
from the story it saysThey are lawfully married - in Massachusets. Therefore, they should be able to be buried next to each other.a family plot bound by a directive that only permits his lawfully wedded spouse to be interred alongside him.
What happens with the death certificate is a whole other thing; I understand that might be governed by state law; but the cemetery has no reason to ban them from being interred together.
Perhaps the poor guy should go die in Massachusetts so the death certificate reflects the marriage.
I agree this is an example of the problem of not having marriage equality nationwide. It needs to happen. It needs to happen sooner rather than later.
1. DeWine is not a "dick" for trying to uphold the laws of his state - that's what he was elected/appointed to do - one could only hope that the President of the United States and his Attorney General had the same level of honor to duty.
2. It's a lie to say this doesn't affect anyone else. If this was a Catholic cemetery, as an example, would the other people who bought plots there, particularly those beside this man's plot, just have to suck it up and accept that their loved one is buried next to someone who went against the teachings of their faith?
3. Why is it acceptible, simply because the man happened to be gay and have a gay spouse, that a death bed wish can overrule the laws of the state. Maybe it would be okay if on my death bed I put in my will that my son should be allowed to speed 20 miles over any speed limit because he always made me happy when he drove fast.
Why do courts and judges always have to stick their social engineering noses into everyone's business. I'm sure there are lots of cemeteries in Ohio where a gay couple could be buried together, no questions asked, no problems, but this has to be forced on an unwilling cemetery because the gay agenda has to rule all.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Just because you are dying doesn't mean you get to change the law. If SSM is not legal then his relationship is moot, they aren't "married" and the state is under no obligation to appeal to emotion and meet his wants before he dies.
What I think is unspeakably cruel is the idea that this guy thinks he has a special sense of entitlement because he's about to die and as such disregard the law or force the state to do something that is not lawful.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Bury the people together. Give them peace. Who are these jerks that deny a dying man peace of mind?
And by the way - they went to court; the court said put the partner on the death certificate. It's not emotion now, it's law.