Thursday, March 24, 2005
Phil Burress is a bag of shit
In light of the new domestic violence ruling, let us not forget what a slime Burress is:
• The president of the local group, Citizens for Community Values (CCV) is denouncing AARP of Ohio for its opposition to State Issue One. Issue One, also known as the marriage protection amendment, would not recognize the legal status of either same sex couples or unmarried couples of the opposite sex.
The AARP says if passed the amendment could take away the rights of unmarried, older couples. [emphasis added]
But CCV president Phil Burress says by taking that position, the AARP is "turning its back on basic moral principles". WCPO-TV, Oct. 12, 2004.
• When the question was asked regarding how a ban on same-sex marriage would hurt heterosexuals getting married, Burress became less than friendly and stated that the issue is not a ban on gay marriage, rather that it was an effort to protect families from moral destruction. - Perry Slone, Dayton City Paper, Oct. 27, 2004
• Burress agrees the amendment will end domestic partner benefits offered by four state universities, regardless of whether couples are gay.
"The term 'domestic partner' is marriage by a different name," he said.
He said the amendment will not have any impact on private businesses or individual contracts, as some suggest. He said concerns about an adverse economic impact are "fictional." - Gannett News Service, Oct. 18, 2004.
• "We're very comfortable with the words [of Issue 1]." - Phil Burress, Oct. 14, 2004.
• “The concerns that Senators DeWine and Voinovich raise are totally without substance,” explained Burress. “Both sentences of the amendment define marriage and protect it from anyone attempting to create counterfeit marriages by another name."CCV, Oct. 8, 2004.