Skip to comments.Dem Senator Mark Warner's note to Virginians, urging strong support of Homosexual marriage
Posted on 05/14/2013 5:59:11 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
Im writing to ask for your help on an issue that has gotten a lot of attention recently: marriage equality.
Even though many states now recognize the rights of committed same-sex couples to marry, the federal government continues to discriminate. Same-sex couples are denied all sorts of legal rights like access to their spouses insurance benefits and Social Security survivor benefits because of an outdated law called DOMA.
Thats just wrong. All married couples should be entitled to the same legal rights regardless of sexual orientation.
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments challenging the Constitutionality of DOMA, and I signed an amicus brief urging the Court to do the right thing and strike down this discriminatory law.
Can you make your voice heard before the Court issues its ruling? Please sign my petition and urge the Court to strike down DOMA so that committed same-sex couples get the same legal rights as anyone else.
When I was Governor, I implemented Virginias first executive order that explicitly banned discrimination against state employees because of sexual orientation.
And Im a supporter of marriage equality because I think its time that we end the continued discrimination against committed same-sex couples across the country. Im asking for your help to get the job done.
Will you add your name and tell the Supreme Court that committed same sex couples should have the same rights as anyone else?
Thanks for all that you do,
Their wives will be POd like you can't imagine!
So....they are saying they like it up the keester?
Can you give me a link to this so that I can forward it on to people who need to see it?
Fortunately, it would never make it through the General Assembly. Northern Virginia the exception, most D areas in VA are predominantly black and they don’t support it. I don’t think traditional marriage is in jeopardy in VA anytime soon unless it is forced by federal action.
So the two senators from Fairfax/Arlington Counties tell the rest of us that we need to be on board with their agenda.
Warner wants to strike down DOMA at the federal level. He is not trying to impose gay marriage in VA.
Yeah he is.
GOD is watching... so are Abraham and Gabriel.
Warner was married to Elizabeth Taylor, indicating that his judgment is impaired.
That was former Sen. John Warner, not Mark Warner.
“All married couples should be entitled to the same legal rights regardless of sexual orientation.”
That is a fascinating verbal trick. Like so many formulations of the Left, it preempts debate through phrasing. Thomas Sowell calls it “verbal virtuosity”. The sexual orientations of the parties to the marriage contract are irrelevant. Homosexuals have been marrying for millennia, and enjoying the same legal rights. The debate is really about the definition of marriage. That is very effectively sidestepped, turning the issue into one of simple discrimination.
VA passed its amendment by 57% in 2006. That was the lowest % a passing amendment received in any southern state, even FL was better. The weird thing about VA’s amendment is I think it would have passed by more but the wording was so strict it turned off many folks, the AG had to clarify after it passed that adults could still enter into legal contracts with other adults.
His petition is about striking down DOMA, which will then leave it up to the states to decide on gay marriage. The problem is that the federal government will then have to decide what constitutes marriage for pension, entitlement program, and survivor benefits. Will each state’s laws govern that? Can someone get married in MD, move to VA, and receive federal spousal benefits?
I used to think “raising taxes” was at the top of the list when it came to things that got Dems aroused. But even that seems to pale compared to their passionate embrace of homosex. Making it more and more difficult to look at a Dem politician without evoking the imagery and stench of feces.
What amendment? I don’t remember voting on an amendment.
Were you of voting age in VA in 2006? If so, you had the choice to vote on VA’s pro-marriage amendment.
Good God.. Shut up, Warner.
He and his fellow kneepad twin, Tim Kaine are two of Obama’s most adoring sycophants. I curse the interlopers in the occupied north and their fellow travelers in the black inner cities in Newport News, Norfolk, Hampton and Richmond who elected these two a**holes.
I voted pro-traditional marriage in 2006 and it passed fairly handily.
Yes, I just don’t remember it I guess.
>Their wives will be POd like you can’t imagine! <
Ann Holton Kaine will be overjoyed by the stance.
Cultural moral decay. Once you start defining deviancy down, it’s hard to stop that downward spiral. All things of virtue tend to cease being an absolute and the state then determines what is virtue and what is vice. America will never find its way back to true virtue.
Google is my friend:
“Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage.”
Looks like it banned not only gay marriage, but also gay civil unions. It will require not only General Assembly action, but also first another constitutional amendment.
Same here. As far as passing handily, compared to where? All the southern states around VA passed theirs in the 75%+ ranges except NC, and NC still beat VA with 61% even though it was 6 years after VA’s 57%.
Do you think in the 7 years after the VA amendment, if another popular vote was held on the issue, is that 57% likely to go up or down? I mean CA passed prop. 22 in 2000 by 61%. So in 6 years VA was already 4% worse than the CA of 6 years before. Not a positive sign, in my opinion.
Is it just me, or is Mark Warner’s suggestion that citizens contact the justices of the Supreme Court, in order to put popular pressure on them, beyond disturbing??
VA hasn’t had anyone in high office much good since William Scott, who called a press conference to deny a claim that he was then “the dumbest senator.”
The American people wouldn't recognize virtue if it struck them in the face, and then they would soundly repudiate it anyway.
Good thing the Almighty doesn't 'progressively evolve'. Lets choose to stand with Abba and not fall with diablo. Eternal destinies are being chosen by all of us and the wicked are in for a very rude awakening. Very scary...
abomination = Obama Nation
Different Warner ~ this is a Democrat Warner ~ even dumber than a board!
Is Ann gay too? She’s just now started putting on the pounds like your normal Democrat heffer ~
>Is Ann gay too? Shes just now started putting on the pounds like your normal Democrat heffer ~<
No, but she’s a standup Democrat lefty. And, she’s the daughter of Virginia’s First RINO, former Governor Linwood Holton.
Hard to say... the 2006 midterms drove out a lot of GOPers, including George Allen... it could easily be classified as a "wave" election. Yet the pro-tradititional marriage sentiment won out. Had that year not seen such momentum on the democrat side, the differential would've been much more, IMO. I think it would still eke out a victory, albeit smaller.
Gosh, Mark. The country is bursting at the seams with political scandal and corruption, and you’re focused on this?
Warner and Kaine are the two most worthless POS senaturds this state has seen in recent memory. Both have their heads so far up Obama’s ass they use his nostrils for skylights.
Doing his assigned duty of diverting the sheeple's minds away from the issues that matter.