Tag Archives: Unintended consequences

“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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What a tangled web we weave

Hat tip to Mason Conservative both for this story, and a visceral example of the quandary that anti-equality folks find themselves in when they try to define marriage according to the gender of the participants. “I don’t even know what … Continue reading

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Analogous to marriage, except for the benefits

Debra Stroud and Joseph Stroud were married. Then they weren’t anymore, and the contract they agreed to required Joseph to pay Debra $4,000 per month, with the payments to end in the event of Debra’s remarriage or “cohabitation with any … Continue reading

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The Laramie Project in Jefferson County

The award-winning theater department of Jefferson High School (located just across the border in West Virginia) will be presenting The Laramie Project next week. Shows are February 7th through the 11th (click on the graphic for times and ticket information). … Continue reading

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We can’t say we didn’t know

Ohio Hints at Legal Tangle That Could Befall Va. Washington Post October 26, 2006 By Chris Jenkins At a press conference yesterday, professionals who work with victims of domestic violence in Virginia cited lessons from Ohio in warning about the … Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than words

Since it was introduced in January 2004, supporters of the proposed civil unions and marriage ban in Wisconsin have consistently claimed that it would merely “protect marriage” and not impact legal protections or benefits for unmarried couples. But history tells … Continue reading

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Is abuse a “family value”?

This is very good exposure of the impact of Marshall/Newman on domestic violence law enforcement. In the context of the domestic violence professionals and elected officials cited, it’s painfully obvious that the pro-amendment ideologue interviewed for this article doesn’t have … Continue reading

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