Apparently, what the Commonwealth Coalition has been saying is true: You can believe to the depths of your soul that marriage is the sacred union of one man and one woman, and also think that the Marshall-Newman amendment is a very, very bad idea.
This sort of “complex” thinking, otherwise known as common sense, is what has Victoria Cobb (director of the Some Families Foundation) hyperventilating. From the Virginia Pilot:
…But the weirdly worded proposal that will be on the ballot this fall worries me. I’ve read it a couple of times and can’t figure out what it is that the sponsors of this measure are really trying to ban.
You know, it is possible to believe that marriage ought to be only for heterosexuals and also believe that gay men and lesbians should be allowed to live in peace and raise their children. It also is possible to cherish traditional marriages and respect the rights of gay men and lesbians to write their own wills and make deathbed decisions without busybodies from Richmond telling them they can’t.
Some of us think we need less government interference in our lives, not more…