Ah, the wonders of YouTube.
See Delegate Mark Cole make a motion on the House floor to remove Delegate Jennifer McClellan’s resolution commending the Richmond Gay Community Foundation from a block of uncontested resolutions – apparently in hopes of defeating it. (That didn’t happen. It passed the House anyway, and now moves on to the Senate. Follow the progress of Equality Virginia supported legislation here.)
These resolutions are part of the normal business of the session; there are dozens and dozens of them every year. How nasty and irrational does a person need to be to single out something like this for opposition?
WHEREAS, the Richmond Gay Community Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise funds “to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people” in the Richmond community;
WHEREAS, the Richmond Gay Community Foundation expects to continue to expand its mission and services over time, enabling the organization to provide millions of dollars to programs that benefit LGBT citizens in need, and to establish a permanent, multiple-use facility that will serve the Richmond LGBT community for years to come; now therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly commend the Richmond Gay Community Foundation on its many achievements…
Are you kidding me, Mark Cole? You can’t stand the duly elected representatives of the people of Virginia commending a community organization for their good work on behalf of citizens in need – why? Because you don’t happen to like them?
The Anti-Gay Industry and their trained monkeys in the General Assembly still think they can get away with this vindictive crap, under the cover of unrecorded voice votes. Thanks to the good folks who created Assembly Access, we can see you. We’re watching. And we’re telling all our friends and neighbors.