The always classy Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (who's proven to be anti-pretty-much-everything) has shifted her focus to the gays in a particularly nasty way.
The Republican Governor has asked the US Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that allows state employees to place their same-sex partners on their health insurance. Because, you know, we should die.
More after the jump.
A September 2011 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit kept same-sex partners’ health-care benefits in place in the state.
Chris Geidner reports: "After the 2011 decision, lawyers for the state asked the Ninth Circuit to re-hear the case en banc, or by an 11-judge panel. On April 3, the Ninth Circuit denied the request, starting the 90-day clock for the governor to file a petition for a writ of certiorari asking the Supreme Court to take the case.
The Ninth Circuit ruling, which upheld a trial-court ruling, kept an Arizona law from going into effect that, as the appeals court held, “would have terminated eligibility for health-care benefits of state employees’ same-sex partners.”
Paula S. Bickett, the chief counsel for Civil Appeals in Arizona Attorney General’s Tom Horne (R)’s office, is the counsel of record for the Gov. Brewer. Lambda Legal is representing the plaintiff couples, who have until August 6 to submit their response to the governor’s petition.
The case, Brewer v. Diaz, is No. 12-23 on the Supreme Court docket."
It's interesting that this isn't even a same-sex marriage case. Brewer simply doesn't want same-sex couples to have any sort of benefits or legal standing in her state.