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The George Rekers connection

Naturally, it has to do with those peas in an odd pod Dick Black and Ken Cuccinelli. In case you’ve been under a rock: George Rekers, who had made a lucrative career of anti-gay activism until discovered returning from a … Continue reading

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With friends like these…

The governor’s clarification amounted to “a public spanking of Cuccinelli,” a state political analyst who preferred to remain anonymous told Time magazine. “The back and forth came after more than 1,500 students and supporters rallied Wednesday at Virginia Commonwealth University … Continue reading

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Activist AGs Gone Wild!

It shouldn’t have come as a surprise that our new Attorney General was going to be an unrepentant activist, after stating on the record that he intended to “transform” the office as a “platform for long-term reform.” What did everyone … Continue reading

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Governor McDonnell, end your silence

Here is the text of the letter from Equality Virginia: March 6, 2010 The Honorable Robert F. McDonnell Governor of Virginia P.O. Box 1475 Richmond, VA 23218 Dear Governor McDonnell: I write to ask you to end your silence, and … Continue reading

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“Discrimination is wrong, and we need to say so,” no exceptions

SB 66, the state employment nondiscrimination bill, is being heard in subcommittee today at 5:00 pm. Please contact the committee members and let them know that there is no excuse – none – for opposing this. Cosgrove (Chairman), Carrico, Scott, … Continue reading

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SB 66 State employment; discrimination prohibited.

I’ve been astounded by those local commentators who erroneously insist that “Virginia law already protects everyone” from discrimination, and that therefore the Loudoun board action was redundant. The fact that SB 66 is being heard in committee today would seem … Continue reading

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A vote for hate

As expected, Loudoun’s Congressman Frank Wolf voted ‘No’ on the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Wolf has consistently voted against this legislation since it was introduced in the 105th Congress. His vote is also unsurprising because … Continue reading

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