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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

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Virginia gets a Valentine

U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen begins her opinion striking down the Marshall-Newman amendment by quoting Mildred Loving: We made a commitment to each other in our love and lives, and now had the legal commitment, called marriage, to … Continue reading

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Activist judge put in his place

At least partially. It’s a start. Frederick County Circuit Court Judge John Prosser ruled in October 2004 that “the public policy of Virginia” required him to ignore the prior custody ruling of a Vermont court with respect to the parental … Continue reading

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Have Republicans had enough yet?

The New York Times tells us that divisive anti-gay so-called “marriage amendments” have lost their power to manipulate the electorate. Pollsters are saying that “people might just be burned out on the subject of marriage and its boundaries,” and that … Continue reading

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Virginia Is for . . . :

Welcome to the Fred Phelps Training Academy “Only a visceral animosity that is the antithesis of Christian agape could account for such an unrelenting assault.” Richmond Times-Dispatch February 14, 2006 By A. Barton Hinkle The Rev. Fred Phelps, leader of … Continue reading

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‘A Love Story in the Face of Hate’

Fairfax Times May 18, 2005 By Frank Mustac The documentary “Barbara and Tibby: A Love Story in the Face of Hate” will be shown at the Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax City on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. Barbara … Continue reading

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Government in private life

Loudoun Easterner April 6, 2005 Mr. Moseley’s recent editorial asserts that most people think marriage is only between a man and a woman; he also says that the gay community is trying to “reshape society” rather than simply fighting for … Continue reading

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