Tag Archives: General Assembly

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

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Why does Ken Cuccinelli want to leave Virginia children vulnerable to sexual abuse?

In 2003, as surely everyone knows, Virginia’s archaic and nearly universally ignored “Crimes Against Nature” law was rendered unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Lawrence v Texas. Because it is unconstitutional, because it is a blanket prohibition of oral and … Continue reading

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VA lawmakers invited to “check a box”

Well-run businesses don’t discriminate against their employees on the basis of irrelevant characteristics. That’s why former Governor Mark Warner signed an executive order at the end of his term in 2005, prohibiting discrimination in state hiring on the basis of … Continue reading

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A tale of two Lobby Days

Well, not really. But there has been some amusing content on the “Some Families Foundation” blog lately, the first instance of which is an account of their lobby day. This would be the day that their followers “met with legislators … Continue reading

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Extreme pettiness, caught on video

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 … Continue reading

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“Pastors Fight to Not Protect Gays”

Yes, this is the actual, unintentionally hilarious headline of a Richmond Style Weekly article. Is this really what pastors are supposed to be doing? Fighting to make people vulnerable to unfair treatment, special taxes and violence? Something seems not quite … Continue reading

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More campaign gay-baiting…

Another update: Hat tip to Blueweeds for coining a new term to describe this behavior, characteristic of those stuck in a by-gone era in which it was still effective: gay-boating. Update: Washington Blade coverage here. This time, from Senator Jay … Continue reading

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