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Va. gay marriage decision draws praise, scorn
Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2014 8:08 AM (ET) | STEVE SZKOTAK

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
It doesn't matter what the voters or citizens say, our "masters" will tell us what's right.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 5:20:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

This piece is so twisted I can’t tell who is doing what. Typical Asspress.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 5:36:09 AM PST by Luke21
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To: DJ MacWoW
There were a lot of people here saying that despite electing scumbag Terry McAuliffe to the governorship, Virginia's legislature was solid and would keep him in check. I doubted that at the time and more so now with this clymer of an AG.

We have very little hope here in the People's Republic of New York, but Virginia can still save itself if people wake up and realize the barbarians are already past the gate and it will only take a few RINOs to agree to those "sensible" compromises that enhance the statists and hammer us. It's the way they always sell us out and don't bet for a second they won't do it in Virginia.
3 posted on 01/23/2014 5:38:51 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Is the land of the Virgin Queen on the way to Sodom?


4 posted on 01/23/2014 5:39:51 AM PST by sr4402
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To: DJ MacWoW

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...


5 posted on 01/23/2014 5:40:00 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Will McAuliffe be the next governor to proclaim that pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-traditional marriage residents are not welcome in his state?


6 posted on 01/23/2014 5:52:37 AM PST by randita
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To: randita

His AG seems to be paving the way for that pronouncement.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 5:59:41 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The AG just ended the ban on polygamy with his argument.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 6:02:39 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy

Yup. Based on a 1958 case on interracial marriage. Homosexual behavior has nothing to do with race but they’ll pretend that it does.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 6:04:47 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Why’d this guy even take the oath of office.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 6:18:29 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 6:23:14 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: ZULU

The GOP does seem intent on handing the country over to socialists and communists.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 6:25:27 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.

FReegards


13 posted on 01/23/2014 6:28:14 AM PST by Ransomed
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To the state marriage is simply whatever judges, pols or the voting majority thinks it is at any one time

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.

14 posted on 01/23/2014 6:33:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: anyone

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, 2007—Added a new section (15-A).


15 posted on 01/23/2014 6:41:13 AM PST by deks
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To: deks

Link. . .

http://constitution.legis.virginia.gov/toc.html


16 posted on 01/23/2014 6:42:19 AM PST by deks
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.’

Freegards


17 posted on 01/23/2014 6:56:55 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: ScottinVA

Folks need to remember the state motto....


18 posted on 01/23/2014 7:01:34 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 7:08:59 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: Ransomed

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.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 7:10:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Agreed. Unfortunately I don’t see that happening.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 7:11:30 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.

Freegards


22 posted on 01/23/2014 7:20:15 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: DJ MacWoW
I'll continue to be pooh-poohed by the deluded ones here, but I'll contend again that this election was RIGGED enough to get McAwful and Herring just past the finish line. And exactly THIS was the prize being sought by their sodomite handlers (note how this was their very first order of business - ignoring the VA Constitution.)
23 posted on 01/23/2014 7:45:51 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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I happen to agree with you. Fraud got Obama in. Twice. It works and Dems are masters at it. Why would a Conservative state suddenly elect extreme liberals? Fraud is the only thing that makes sense.
24 posted on 01/23/2014 7:48:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Democrat attorney general refuses to support state law and Constitution.... betraying the oath of office.
25 posted on 01/23/2014 8:13:37 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: DJ MacWoW
Why would a Conservative state suddenly elect extreme liberals?

It's all about hanging onto their Gov't jobs and contracts.

26 posted on 01/23/2014 8:25:55 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

It’s more about liberal fraud than anything else.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 8:40:14 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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?


28 posted on 01/23/2014 9:07:27 AM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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I think Obama and Holder have encouraged flouting the law AND they have bought up ammo for when the SHTF.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 9:10:43 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW
The GOP does seem intent on handing the country over to socialists and communists.

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"?

30 posted on 01/23/2014 9:16:40 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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31 posted on 01/23/2014 9:18:15 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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.


32 posted on 01/23/2014 9:31:56 AM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

It doesn’t look like there are very many sane states anymore.


33 posted on 01/23/2014 9:41:06 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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 !


34 posted on 01/24/2014 4:13:30 AM PST by Carry me back
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