As usual a Liberal Left leaning politician decides he is above the law, and the will of the people, and he will do what he knows is best for all of society. . This is not an issue of Gay rights or Tradional Family Values. If it were I would have no dog in the fight. After all, I am single with no children, and I have no gay or heteosexual partner at this moment in time. . As I said above, this is about the Will of the People, and the Rule of Law. . Liberal Mayor Overrules Voters,Threatens Opponents With Jail <!-- google_ad_section_end --> Posted on March 15, 2012 by Conservative Byte <!-- google_ad_section_start --> In a display of the arrogance of power for which the left have become so well known,Democrat El Paso Mayor John Cook decided not only to overrule the results of a 2010 ballot decision,he is hoping to jail those who dared circulate a recall petition in response to his contempt for the will of the voters. . In 2009,Mayor Cook and a majority of the El Paso city council decided that health insurance benefits should be provided for unmarried and homosexual “partners” of city employees,at taxpayer expense of course. . Church groups and others opposed to the decision gathered the necessary petition signatures to put the issue on the 2010 ballot. . By a 55-45 margin,El Paso voters passed the ballot proposition which stated:“The city of El Paso endorses traditional family values by making health benefits available only to city employees and their legal spouse and dependent children.” . The left have often evinced a glaring lack of concern for the will of American voters,and Mayor Cook carried on this tradition by ignoring the ballot results and choosing to provide the health benefits anyway.