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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

I’m 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legal rights – like access to their spouse’s insurance benefits and Social Security survivor benefits – because of an outdated law called DOMA.

That’s 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 Virginia’s first executive order that explicitly banned discrimination against state employees because of sexual orientation.

And I’m a supporter of marriage equality because I think it’s time that we end the continued discrimination against committed same-sex couples across the country. I’m 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,

Mark Warner


TOPICS: US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; markwarner; samesexmarriage; va; vanity; warner
Our other VA Senator, Tim Kaine, has announced his support for homosexual marriage
1 posted on 05/14/2013 5:59:11 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke
We expect further announcements along that line from both of them in the near future.

Their wives will be POd like you can't imagine!

2 posted on 05/14/2013 6:04:26 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Gopher Broke

So....they are saying they like it up the keester?


3 posted on 05/14/2013 6:05:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gopher Broke

Can you give me a link to this so that I can forward it on to people who need to see it?


4 posted on 05/14/2013 6:05:43 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 6:06:22 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: sleepy_hollow; Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; VA_Gentleman; ...

PING


6 posted on 05/14/2013 6:06:24 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: All

So the two senators from Fairfax/Arlington Counties tell the rest of us that we need to be on board with their agenda.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 6:08:30 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: wolfman23601

Warner wants to strike down DOMA at the federal level. He is not trying to impose gay marriage in VA.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 6:09:58 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Yeah he is.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 6:14:11 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Gopher Broke

GOD is watching... so are Abraham and Gabriel.

LLS


10 posted on 05/14/2013 6:19:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Warner was married to Elizabeth Taylor, indicating that his judgment is impaired.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 6:21:10 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

That was former Sen. John Warner, not Mark Warner.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 6:22:38 AM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: Gopher Broke

“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.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 6:23:48 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: wolfman23601

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.

FReegards


14 posted on 05/14/2013 6:25:45 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: AppyPappy

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?


15 posted on 05/14/2013 6:26:16 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 6:30:18 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Ransomed

What amendment? I don’t remember voting on an amendment.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 6:39:55 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Were you of voting age in VA in 2006? If so, you had the choice to vote on VA’s pro-marriage amendment.

Freegards


18 posted on 05/14/2013 6:46:36 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 6:52:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Ransomed

I voted pro-traditional marriage in 2006 and it passed fairly handily.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 6:54:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Ransomed

Yes, I just don’t remember it I guess.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 6:58:12 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: muawiyah

>Their wives will be POd like you can’t imagine! <

Ann Holton Kaine will be overjoyed by the stance.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:36 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 7:01:12 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: wolfman23601

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.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 7:02:04 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: ScottinVA

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.

Freegards


25 posted on 05/14/2013 7:04:00 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Gopher Broke

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??


26 posted on 05/14/2013 7:04:17 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Gopher Broke
OBEY GOD!
Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
27 posted on 05/14/2013 7:04:51 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Gopher Broke

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.”


28 posted on 05/14/2013 7:16:19 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: ThomasMore
America will never find its way back to true virtue.

The American people wouldn't recognize virtue if it struck them in the face, and then they would soundly repudiate it anyway.

29 posted on 05/14/2013 7:24:44 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Yosemitest
Leviticus 18:22... You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

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...

30 posted on 05/14/2013 7:25:56 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

abomination = Obama Nation


31 posted on 05/14/2013 7:27:57 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Gopher Broke
From this Virginian to Mark Warner and Tim Kaine:

GO TO HELL


32 posted on 05/14/2013 7:48:40 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Different Warner ~ this is a Democrat Warner ~ even dumber than a board!


33 posted on 05/14/2013 8:25:44 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Darnright

Is Ann gay too? She’s just now started putting on the pounds like your normal Democrat heffer ~


34 posted on 05/14/2013 12:04:25 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

>Is Ann gay too? She’s 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.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 12:23:25 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Ransomed
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?

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.

36 posted on 05/14/2013 12:28:19 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
GO TO HELL

DITTO!!!!!

37 posted on 05/14/2013 12:29:13 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Gosh, Mark. The country is bursting at the seams with political scandal and corruption, and you’re focused on this?


38 posted on 05/14/2013 12:30:53 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: Gopher Broke

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.


39 posted on 05/14/2013 12:31:17 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: kevao
Gosh, Mark. The country is bursting at the seams with political scandal and corruption, and you’re focused on this?

Doing his assigned duty of diverting the sheeple's minds away from the issues that matter.

40 posted on 05/14/2013 12:32:41 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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