Cry-Baby of the Week
Aug 16 2013
It's time, once again, to name and shame the week's biggest pussies. Featuring TWO families with unpronounceable names that begin with the letter G.
Cry-Baby #1: The neighbors of the Giesegh family
(screencap 11 News/ story via)
The incident: A family in Colorado installed a wheelchair ramp on their home.
The appropriate response: Nothing.
The actual response: Their neighbors are threatening to take legal action against them.
Vincent and Heidi Giesegh have a 16-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy. Because of this, they installed a wheelchair ramp on their home.
In an interview with 11 News, Vincent said, "We're trying to do our best to assist our daughter with her daily needs to get in and out of the house." Adding, "As she goes into her spastic modes, we could just tumble down the stairs and both of us could get massively hurt." But, really, he doesn't need to explain any of that. Having a ramp on your house if someone who lives there needs one is a no-brainer.
According to the Gieseghs, their neighbors got in touch at some point last week asking them to remove the ramp, as they were afraid it would lower the value of their property.
They said that if the Gieseghs refused, they would take legal action against them.
A lawyer from the Denver-based Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center told News 11 that the ramp is completely legal due to something called the Fair Housing Act. If the neighbors do take legal action, they're unlikely to win.
11 News tried to speak to the neighbors to get their side of the story, but they declined to comment.
Cry-Baby #2: The Gastonguay Family
The incident: A family got fed up with abortion, homosexuality, and the state's influence in the church.
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