So sayeth SF Mayor Gavin "I’ll allow whatever marriages I want, when I want" Newsom:
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who became internationally known for his campaign a year ago to legalize gay marriage, said on Monday he considered wireless Internet access a fundamental right of all citizens.
Newsom told a news conference that he was bracing for a battle with telephone and cable interests, along with state and U.S. regulators, whom he said were looking to derail a campaign by cities to offer free or low-cost municipal Wi-Fi services.
Wi-Fi is a short-range wireless technology that is now built into most laptop computers and is increasingly offered on handheld computers and certain mobile phones. Local officials are mulling plans to blanket every nook and cranny of this hilly city of 750,000 residents with Wi-Fi access.
"This is inevitable — Wi-Fi. It is long overdue," Newsom told a news conference at San Francisco’s City Hall. "It is to me a fundamental right to have access universally to information," he said.
Wireless access can be seen a basic right that should be available not just to business professionals but also lower-income citizens. "This is a civil rights issue as much as anything else," Newsom said.
This guy just loves to make up ‘rights’ doesn’t he? Kinda reminds me of Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and his assertions about the Constitution’s "privacy clause".