Skip to comments.Virginia to fight same-sex marriage ban (Atty Gen)
Posted on 01/22/2014 9:42:24 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring will announce Thursday that he believes the states ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and that Virginia will join two same-sex couples in asking a federal court to strike it down, according to an official close to the attorney general with knowledge about the decision.
The action will mark a stunning reversal in the states legal position on same-sex marriage and is a result of November elections in which Democrats swept the states top offices. Herrings predecessor, Republican Ken Cuccinelli II, adamantly opposes gay marriage and had vowed to defend Virginias constitutional amendment banning such unions, which was passed in 2006 with the support of 57 percent of voters.
Herring, too, had voted against same-sex marriage eight years ago, when he was a state senator. But he has said that his views have changed since then and that on Thursday he will file a supportive brief in a lawsuit in Norfolk that challenges the states ban, said two people familiar with his plans.
Herring will say that Virginia has been on the wrong side of landmark legal battles involving school desegregation, interracial marriage and single-sex education at the Virginia Military Institute, one official said. He will make the case that the commonwealth should be on the right side of the law and history in the battle over same-sex marriage. . .
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And how does the state attorney general justify this other than his own beliefs? His job is to defend the laws of the state, not his own preferences. This is cause for impeachment and/or recall.
This is the guy who won through fraud remember. The communist agenda in Virginia to circumvent democracy is up and running.
If the judicial rulings in Utah and Oklahoma hold, its all over for marriage and for your freedom of religion, at least here in the USSA.
He discards his oath, he discards his office.
Look at your new governor
Obama should be enforcing the nations laws and he warps, twists, changes, ignores .... whatever he pleases. Herring is just following Dear Leader’s example.
so much for law of the land, with libtards.
One must look at the new State Senator from Northern VA.
The R’s ‘split’ the vote but SHE (the LIB) won 53%.
However, for whatever a State Senator makes in salary, this lady, for what seems like a month, ran prime time ads on ALL the local TV stations, running at least 1 or possible 2 an hour from Jeopardy to the 11PM news at least 5 nights a week.
Brings a whole new light to saying someone spent 20 million dollars to get a 2 year job that pays 180(?) Thou per year (As in Congress).
I don’t know if it is still the law, but it used to be illegal in Virginia for two men to share an apartment. I have known plenty of straight men elsewhere to share an apartment.
he believes the states ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
How so? Does he think the founding fathers wanted perverts to marry? They likey would have put that in if they did........
To Virginian FReepers:
just like New Yorkers, Virginians decided they wanted to elect a leader that despises them.
ANAL SEX....ANAL SEX.....ANAL SEX!!! It’s ALL the Left think about....except KILLING BABIES!!!
Revolt is coming.
This is another example of why the “living constitution” is such a fraud. This attorney general voted FOR the constitutional amendment just a few years ago. Now he thinks the state constitution is unconstitutional under the federal constitution. What changed? The living federal constitution.
A living constitution means whatever you want it to mean, which means it means nothing.
This is a violation of his oath of office, just 10 days into office, and an impeachable offense.
First the communists seize power in Virginia and now satan moves in.
Actually, Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads elected the SOBs. . .and oddly enough, districts that routinely reported totals within an hour of the polls closing, reported 3-4 hours late this time. . . destroying the lead of the Conservatives.
Funny how that works. . .
it was totally predictable that it came down to Fairfax. I told my wife that they needed to figure out how many votes they needed to call in the mysterious car with a trunk filled with just enough ballots.
Now we’re stuck with a witch hunt that will ensnare Cuccinelli, and four years of the Governor and AG of the People’s Republic of NoVa telling the rest of the Commonwealth that gay marriage and gun registration will help lower unemployment and improve education.
So, who in the state has standing?
ANAL SEX....ANAL SEX.....ANAL SEX!!! Its ALL the Left think about....except KILLING BABIES!!!
Really! They’re not in office 10 minutes and this is the FIRST thing they make a beeline for ...what is it with these guys? Is this homosexual lobby just that damn powerful? I guess it is ..or maybe some of these “representatives” are members of it themselves!
Never seen such a fervor for any other cause, EVER.
I believe the answer to your question is in the above cite.
Things that are held dearer than life to Democrats are as follows: 1. Homosexual acts. 2. The murder of unborn and partial born babies and any other shedding of innocent blood. 3. Lies, deceit. and treachery. 4.Any sex act such as buggery and bestiality that are too repugnant to mention. 5. Hatred of Almighty God and everything that is god and decent.6. Unlimited political power.
Must be. I think that we can basically assume that the FIRST thing you move to change once in office is what you care most about.
And we can see that here with our new Virginia Democrats.
Forget unemployment, education, traffic problems, or what have you ... anal sex trumps it ALL for these people.
I agree that sex is number one as far as the Democrats are concerned, followed closely by the murder of the unborn.
Virginia is done. Stick a fork in her.
This is a repeat of California where none of the elected statewide offices defended Prop 8 in court leading to Hollingsworth v. Perry. The SCOTUS let stand a lower court ruling throwing out Prop 8 based on the lack of of standing from the defendants of Prop 8. The question is does the GOP controlled VA lower house have standing to defend the VA ban on gay marriage, as in the case of the House of Rep defending DOMA in the Windsor case.
He’s a Typical dem. Meanwhile, the RINOS in Virginia sit there watching and do absolutely nothing.
Virginia is where 21 to 24 percent of state residents are collecting Federal government paychecks.Adding their families it makes a voting block of about 37 percent.
Don’t forget carpet munching.
Stolen election. Lawless Attorney General.
Democrats are criminals period.
And we’re working really hard, spending cash and brain cells, to meat all this with constitutional amendments. If (and it’s a big if) anything comes out of the state convention, nothing stops the progs from taking a big crap on it.
Herring likely changed his view when Obama “evolved” in 2012 after a group of fat-cat gay donors threatened to withhold campaign contributions to Democrats if Obama didn't change his stand. After that most Democrats fell in line.
Herring is an illegitimate usurper.
Elections have consequences. The entire commonwealth of Virginia is now controlled by the sodomite-loving democrats. Only a matter of time before they become the first Southern state in the country to allow queer “marriage”. It makes no difference at all what the people want. Either a democrat judge will rule it legal, or the Clinton-stooge governor will sign an executive order making it legal.
For the second offense of sodomy George Washington had you shot.
When DADT was lifted in the military, at the same time they also lifted the crimes of sodomy and bestiality, which had been illegal in the US Armed Forces since the founding of the country.
It's recall time!