They couldn't have just given her a beautiful commemoration. They had to turn Ms. Santiago death into sick sympathy shakedown:
Tragedies like this just illustrate how important it is for couples to have the rights that allow them to celebrate their love and their lives now.A beautiful young woman is dead. And LGBT ASFL NOH8 couldn't simply commemorate her life with dignity. These idiots had to turn it into some kind of epic guilt trip about "only" a few months to celebrate a civil union.
Christina and Alisha were one of the first couples to get a civil union in Cook County when civil unions became legal in Illinois earlier this year. Those who claim the issue of same sex marriages and civil unions can "wait" should think hard about that idea after reading stories like these. This beautiful couple only had a short few months together to celebrate their civil union -- but we take solace in the fact they at least had that opportunity to prove their love to the world, however brief.
People die. And always, every death reminds us for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee.
A much more reserved article at Chicago Tribune, "Health center mourns staffer killed in Indiana State Fair stage accident."