Category Archives: Commentary

Yes, Virginia, Marriage is a Fundamental Right

Special op-ed by David Weintraub published in the Purcellville Gazette, August 2 2014. On November 7, 2006, Virginia voters were presented with the choice to add an amendment to our state constitution. This amendment would not only prohibit civil marriage … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Commentary | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

This week in anti-gay temper tantrums

First up: Oral arguments in Bostic v. Schaefer before the Fourth District Court of Appeals are scheduled for May 13. The court will be hearing the appeal of Judge Arenda Wright Allen’s ruling that struck down Virginia’s anti-marriage Marshall-Newman amendment. … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delgaudio attorney apparently switching sides

Leesburg Today reports that Charlie King, the attorney representing Eugene Delgaudio in the citizens’ effort to have Delgaudio removed from office by the Circuit Court, has filed a subpoena seeking documents from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The rationale for … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

More marriage news that will upset Bob Marshall

Update: As expected, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has filed a motion to withdraw the state’s brief in defense of Nevada’s ban on same sex marriage. A statement from Republican Governor Brian Sandoval’s office says “based upon the advice … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The story behind “children do best with a mom and a dad”

Those wailing over one of the consequences of the recent election, the change in Virginia’s position on the Marshall-Newman amendment, would have us believe that there would be no one else defending it in court. But of course that wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Here Come the Social Issues

Question: Does Victoria Cobb have dementia, or does she just believe that other Virginians do? In an email she sent us this week, with the actual subject line “Here Come the Social Issues,” the Virginia Family (not yours) Foundation president … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No, they don’t really care about legal authority.

Attorney General Mark Herring gently points out the obvious in an op-ed published in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch: It is completely within the power of the attorney general to refuse to defend in court a law that he has determined to … Continue reading

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment