Skip to comments.Va. gay marriage decision draws praise, scorn
Posted on 01/23/2014 5:20:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
The decision by Virginia's attorney general to join challenges of the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage is drawing sharply divided responses.
Attorneys representing couples challenging the ban are celebrating the decision by Attorney General Mark Herring, calling it an historic day for Virginia.
One attorney said "it's a nice day to be an American."
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This piece is so twisted I can’t tell who is doing what. Typical Asspress.
Is the land of the Virgin Queen on the way to Sodom?
This leftist crew in Richmond is going to pull the same stunt their fellow travelers in California did... declare an existing law to be “unconstitutional,” refuse to defend it, then side with the plaintiff to get it overturned.
Sorry, USA... Virginia, once a cradle of American liberty and dynamism, has caught the brain-eating virus of liberalism and is rather unwell now...
Will McAuliffe be the next governor to proclaim that pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-traditional marriage residents are not welcome in his state?
His AG seems to be paving the way for that pronouncement.
The AG just ended the ban on polygamy with his argument.
Yup. Based on a 1958 case on interracial marriage. Homosexual behavior has nothing to do with race but they’ll pretend that it does.
Why’d this guy even take the oath of office.
One attorney said “it’s a nice day to be an American.”
No, its a sad day. But elections have consequences and since the GOP establishment traitors FAILED to support the Republican for Governor, we can expect more of this garbage from the moron sitting in the Virginia Governor’s mansion.
The GOP does seem intent on handing the country over to socialists and communists.
Va’s amendment is pretty much the toughest in the nation, that’s why it only passed by 57% back in 2006 when every other states in the same southern region were passing them in the mid 70% ranges, in my opinion. The AG at the time actually had to make a clarifying ruling that it didn’t prohibit all types of contracts between citizens.
So another AG eight years later decided it actually violates the US constitution so he won’t defend it. To the state marriage is simply whatever judges, pols or the voting majority thinks it is at any one time, and to the state that’s all it ever will be or can be, at least in the modern era.
Marriage between a man and a woman is a cornerstone for an orderly society. It creates stable family units and cannot be redefined at the whim of leftists. It is what it is and saying it is now something different doesn't make it right or true. "Let's pretend" does not stabilize society.
Constitution of Virginia, Article I, Section 15-A. Marriage.
That 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.
The amendment ratified November 7, 2006, and effective January 1, 2007Added a new section (15-A).
The state isn’t interested in stabilizing society, and deciding how to stabilize society isn’t how the state determines its definition of marriage. You can tell by the acceptance of no fault divorce and the growing state acceptance of ‘gay marriage.’
Folks need to remember the state motto....
When an Attorney General takes a stance such as this, the people should move to impeach him. He is suddenly not a representative of rhe people and as such should be removed to make room for womeone who will represent the people.
The state is only interested in power and redefining marriage is not one of their powers. The people need to reign in government. I believe they are too apathetic to do so.
Agreed. Unfortunately I don’t see that happening.
That’s exactly right, the state has a vested interest into making sure there are as many folks as possible who are broken and become reliant upon the state. The state’s powers involving civil marriage is a good way to achieve this. It also provides a way to punish and keep punishing those who are never going to buy into whatever impossibility the state is calling marriage at the time.
I would suppose that if the folks in any state didn’t do anything about the federal imposition of killing unborn people in 40+ years, they probably won’t over ‘gay marriage.’ Although the victims of the state punishment for not accepting ‘gay marriage’ are more visible and able to complain as opposed to the victims of abortion, so that part is different, I suppose.
It's all about hanging onto their Gov't jobs and contracts.
It’s more about liberal fraud than anything else.
The fascists are finally out in the open confirming that the former USA is now a lawless banana republic. Methinks they have not thought this through to its logical conclusion, namely that once we get on board with their operating premise and refuse to abide by the law, they will need to keep up in line through raw violence.
How do you think that’s going to work out?
I think Obama and Holder have encouraged flouting the law AND they have bought up ammo for when the SHTF.
Bbbut, I thought, all we had to do was elect people with an "R" after their name! Once we've got a majority in the Senate with "R"s, then Obama will be stymied and everything will be fine!
That's what we've been told!
You, you, you mean, it's not enough just to vote for the "R"?
Herring does this. McAwful talks about unilaterally accepting Obamacare’s Medicaid money and the debt that comes with it, and there’s talk about some kind of executive orders to change our gun laws.
I hope our moving across the Potomac to escape the Freak State wasn’t a fool’s errand.
It doesn’t look like there are very many sane states anymore.
Lets all realize that no we dont want gay marriage. Its not the best for society. But if gay marriage were to be allowed there will be about 3 of them in a state of 8 million. Which actually means the right is winning. Preach the word and let is work. Because it is !