VA marriage ban struck down

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    Feb 14, 2014 3:49 AM GMT
    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Federal-Judge-Rules-Va-Gay-Marriage-Ban-Unconstitutional-245473531.html
  • Menergy_1

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    Feb 14, 2014 2:11 PM GMT
    "but but -- the voice of the people, blah blah....Damned activist judges anyway....." (snark) Cueing up NOM, FRC, AFA, and all the other fundie hate groups for their usual spin and money begs
  • LJay

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    Feb 14, 2014 2:24 PM GMT
    Interesting that thejudge suspended the ruling until the appeal can go through. It is a clever way of getting around people having marriages and then having them in limbo through an appeal.

    I was only half awake, but I think I heard the word "snowball" in the NPR story on it this morning. The inevitability of same sex marriage seems to have arrived--a real tribute to those who have worked for it for so long.
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    Feb 14, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    LJay saidInteresting that thejudge suspended the ruling until the appeal can go through. It is a clever way of getting around people having marriages and then having them in limbo through an appeal.

    I was only half awake, but I think I heard the word "snowball" in the NPR story on it this morning. The inevitability of same sex marriage seems to have arrived--a real tribute to those who have worked for it for so long.


    And also a tribute to the gay rights strategy. I remember back in the olden days the known activists and organizations were all against it, either because they were against such a partriarchal institution in the first place, or because they were askeered of the reaction.

    I always knew it was a winning strategy. Almost everyone can understand the fundamental unfairness of having your relationship treated very differently under law.
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    Feb 14, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
    will Virginia be the first "southern" state to allow same sex couples to marry?