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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Virginia Isn't For All Lovers


A local activist group in Virginia is pushing to repeal a recent law that prohibits same-sex couple from enjoying the benefits of their heterosexual couples.
A year-old Virginia law designed to prevent same-sex couples from enjoying some of the benefits of traditional marriage should be repealed, say local activists.

More than 100 people gathered at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library headquarters Thursday night to discuss the Affirmation of Marriage Act, which was amended by the legislature in 2004.

"People shouldn't be deterred just because this hasn't happened yet," said Lelia Kilgore, a Fredericksburg lawyer who participated in a panel discussion on the law. "It's potentially out there. Something this unconstitutional shouldn't become a part of the Constitution."

The General Assembly earlier this year voted in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. It will come up again in next year's session. If it passes again, it will go to Virginia voters in a referendum.

"No other state has this," Kilgore said. "Virginia is not for lovers."

Virginia really isn't for lovers, is she?

1 Comments:

Blogger jomama said...

Government: Creating new criminals every day.

9:49 AM

 

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