Animal House rules in the state House

The Virginian-Pilot
February 18, 2005

If you’ve tried in vain to make sense out of the nuttiness and excess that has passed as legislation in the House of Delegates (of which the britches bill is but the most conspicuous example), Leo Wardrup has some comforting advice: Don’t take it too seriously, because we don’t.

“A lot of bills pass here that we know will never become law.”

The Virginia Beach Republican, one of the leaders in the House, was quoted this week in a news story about all of this year’s oddities and offerings from the fringe. The britches bill, for example, made Virginia the butt of jokes around the world. Some aren’t so funny, like the one that allows only heterosexuals to adopt children.

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