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  •  I don't know . . . it was certainly not (2+ / 0-)
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    politicians who approved VA's horrendous anti-gay constitutional amendment.  Even in relatively liberal northern VA, the 'marriage amendment' supporters overwhelmed those of us against.  Ignorance and fear are still widespread.  I predict that VA will have to be dragged along by federal statutes, just like with interracial marriage.  It's sad and frustrating.

    "Going to church does not make us Christians any more than stepping into our garage makes us a car." --Rev R. Neville

    by catleigh on Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 04:02:07 PM PDT

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    •  "Ignorance and fear are still widespread." (0+ / 0-)

      That problem, catleigh, is certainly not limited to Virginia.

      It says so much about us that the more wisdom we gain the more we still fight to never surrender the primitive parts of our brain that don't use it.

      George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

      by snafubar on Wed Mar 26, 2008 at 04:38:32 PM PDT

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    •  Over 40 % (0+ / 0-)

      Actually there were lots of votes in northern Virginia against the anti-marriage amendment. Some 70 % in Arlington County voted no.
      Votes against banning gay marriage were over 40 % statewide in Virginia.

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