We just love it when they put our rights on the ballot. Somehow it shows they really care.

A group called El Pasoans for Family Values (what is this, 1992?) has gathered enough signatures to force a public vote on the city’s domestic partner benefits program, which was approved by the council last year.

The election will cost the city $150,000 — which, we’re guessing, is far more than what it’s cost to extend health insurance to the gay and straight unmarried partners of employees.

Read more in the El Paso Times.