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“The injustice of Virginia’s position in Loving will not be repeated this time.”

Last week, in anticipation of this morning’s announcement by Attorney General Mark Herring’s office that he will not be defending the infamous “Marshall-Newman Amendment,” Republican delegates were already trying to lay the groundwork for an end run to get their … Continue reading

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This is why they’re called “hate groups”

[The lawsuit] boils down to nothing more than an attempt to define my Biblical views against homosexuality as a crime.. ..Clearly, this lawsuit is intended not only to silence me as an effective voice of opposition to the ‘gay’ agenda, … Continue reading

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Little Bobby Marshall’s temper tantrum

My initial reaction to hearing about Bob Marshall’s highly unusual actions to cause the rejection of Tracy Thorne-Begland’s nomination to the General District Court was “petulant temper tantrum.” The latest admission from Marshall shows just how accurate that first impression … Continue reading

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Unintended consequences

After the 2003 Goodridge ruling in Massachusetts, certain self-designated “conservatives” had a brilliant political idea: Why not leverage the ignorance and fear of a populace not very well acquainted with the reality of LGBT people to win elections? We’ll scare … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is the Feast Day of St. Valentine, which may or may not honor Valentine of Rome. “It is said that he was martyred in about 269 during the reign of Claudius II, after having been arrested and imprisoned for … Continue reading

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Right on schedule, Virginia advances

Today’s Washington Post: Virginians are closely divided over whether gay marriage should be legal, according to a new Washington Post poll, a striking result in a state that overwhelmingly agreed to amend its constitution to ban gay marriage just five … Continue reading

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The best argument ever

Allowing gay men and lesbians to marry would “be a victory for the worthy ideas of tolerance and inclusion…[and] a victory for, and another key expansion of, the American idea,” and it would also “likely be accompanied by a wide-ranging … Continue reading

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