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  •  Another Reason I personally boycott VA (10+ / 0-)

    I live in DC and adamantly refuse to patronize any Virginia businesses except the airports (I really have no choice, given my high level of business travel). My gay money stays north of the Potomac in DC and Maryland, where I am actually considered a full human being (and yes I know that Northern Virginia is far more progressive, but Marshall is technically from that region as well).

    VA has one of the most regressive anti-gay hate amendments, in fact I believe it's the model for NC's Amendment One; an amendment that leaves even the legitimacy of wills between gay or lesbian partners open to legal question. There is no guarantee that any LGBT rights will be respected when one ventures into a hate state (sorry, hate Commonwealth) like that. It is not surprising they would act with such a complete lack of respect for another human being.

    My question for those in VA is this - why is Bob Marshall not persona non grata in at least the Northern part of the state? He has been pulling this sh*t (as you can see from comments above) for years - how is it he can still go out to dinner at a restaurant, or get service at a coffee shop? I think it is long past the time for LGBT Americans and our allies to treat people like Marshall, particularly when they lead the anti-equality charge as he has done, with the disdain they have so clearly earned.

    A government that denies gay men the right to bridal registry is a facist state - Margaret Cho

    by CPT Doom on Tue May 15, 2012 at 07:54:41 AM PDT

    •  I don't boycott VA (3+ / 0-)
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      I can't punish innocent people for the bad acts of others.  But when you consider how gay Alexandria is, it's kinda hard to wonder how so many of our people could live in Virginia, even in NOVA.  The Virginia Supreme Court is one of the most blatantly anti-gay in the country.  It would be ironic for them to have to see openly gay judges.  I think there's some irony in the fact that Justice Carrico was one of the Justices who wrote some of the anti-gay opinions on the bench was one of the same Justices who was part of the Loving v. Virginia opinion (he may have written that one too).  The Virginia Supreme Court opinion that is....the one that was unanimously reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court and called out for its blatant attempt to ignore current precedent.  

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      by SoCalLiberal on Tue May 15, 2012 at 08:45:56 AM PDT

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    •  maybe I'm naive, but (6+ / 0-)

      I have to believe that as a liberal living and voting in N.Va. I can help to pull the state out of the dark ages. If states like Va and North Carolina didn't have us, they'd never have helped to elect Obama. We can't segregate ourselves by political views and expect the country to move forward.

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