The Domestic Partner Ordinance provide special rights; not equal rights.
Chris Anderson failed the gay community by fighting this issue on a local level. Instead of using his position and media coverage to go to Nashville and try to lobby for change in the state law, he fought a muddy and attention seeking campaign at an irrelevant level. I think he wanted to be a martyr more than he wanted to get "equal" rights.
Its a state level issue and we don't need to saddle the city with hundreds of domestic partners (hetero or not). Make same sex marriages legal in TN and then the city will provide benefits to all spouses. It would be far more reaching than just the employees of Chattanooga; it would benefit everyone in Chris's district and much more.
How is he supposed to get snakes from VA to GA without going through another state??? Snakes on a Plane!
Was it necessary to include the information about the Victim? Seems very insensitive to the family. While the story of the murder is very dramatic, is it necessary to relive the murder?
And come on... Soddy Daisy drug dealers in suits? I think I saw that in a movie somewhere... I bet that the only thing this cold blooded murderer "had no choice" over was making up a barely believable story to let his family down slowly. How heroic that he killed a friend and is now throwing him under the bus 20+ years later.
The victim was MIA for 11 years and the killer has only spent 10 behind bars. His poor family has to watch him behind bars bettering himself and the victim's mother had to worry through her last decade of life about what wet ditch her son was laying in. What an amazing man this killer is.
Thanks for highlighting such an upstanding pillar of the community.