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Attorney General: I won’t defend Virginia’s unconstitutional ban on equal marriage

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  1. Mike UK 23 Jan, 11:18am

    This is great news and could possibly be a game changer across America for marriage equality.

  2. He’s right. Religious belief has held back progress on human rights for centuries. Believe whatever you want …. but do not attempt to impose your belief on others. A secular society must never be dictated to by any one religious faction – however powerful that faction once was.

  3. This is what happens when the political power shifts from Republican to Democrat. Contrast this momentous change with what happened in Indiana (a Republican state & legislature) on the same day. Democrats and the LGBT community in the U.S. have been forging alliances since the 1980s. Republicans have used LGBTs as throwaway bait to capture hard right and Evangelical votes. They still have an anti-SSM plank in their platform. The history is long and telling: Reagan chose to ignore the AIDS crisis and allowed it to become a CRISIS (he even made jokes about it with his Secretary of State); Bush 2 used the threat of a Federal Amendment outlawing SSM as a bargaining chip for re-election in 2004; and even “Mittens” Romney raised an identical threat in 2012. Political power matters and LGBTs in whatever country they reside need to know who is a friend, and who is a foe.

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