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  •  As a gay person... (2+ / 0-)
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    iburl, fflambeau

    I don't feel particularly comfortable that Kaine will "do what the majority want".  That hasn't worked out so well for us gays.

    Dean supports marriage equality and we got NOTHING from the Democratic Party under his tenure.  I can't imagine that things will improve, or even maintain status quo, with a person who is not only anti gay marriage but also anti CIVIL UNIONS at the helm.

    Oh, and by the way, Kaine DID NOT campaign against the VA marriage amendment.  He made a statement that he opposed gay marriage but wouldn't support the anti gay marriage amendment and did NOTHING thereafter.  Arnold Schwartzenegger did the same damn thing.

    Please refrain from making false and misleading statements in an attempt to make us all feel artificially good about this extremely problematic appointment.

    •  From the Washington Post (1+ / 0-)
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      UkieOli

      Ban on same sex Unions...

      Even though same-sex marriages and civil unions are illegal in Virginia, supporters said the amendment was necessary to protect against judges who might rule that the current statute is unconstitutional, as happened in Massachusetts in 2003. They also pointed to a decision late last month by the New Jersey Supreme Court requiring that state to provide gay couples with the same rights as heterosexual ones as reason to back the proposal.

      Opponents of the measure, who raised more than $1 million during the race, focused their campaign on the second and third lines of the ballot question, which read in part that Virginia would not create a legal status for unmarried couples that sought to "approximate . . . the effects of marriage."

      They said that the wording was too broad and that once Virginians understood that the amendment would also ban civil unions and domestic partnerships, they would vote against it. They were backed by a slew of legal experts and Democratic state politicians, including Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, who campaigned against the measure throughout the fall. Kaine also raised concerns about the amendment's effect on the state's business climate.

      Please refrain from making false and misleading statements in an attempt to make us all feel artificially good about this extremely problematic appointment.

      Same to you too.

      The beatings will continue until morale improves. -8.50, -6.92

      by ferallike on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 11:58:55 AM PST

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    •  Dean Never Where He Could Do Anything for LBGT (0+ / 0-)

      Lots of other turncoat Dems were and ARE!

      RMD

      The Bushiter's Iraq 2004 - 1268 Dead, about 25K Medivacs and 9000 Maimed... It's the Bushiter Way, wasting other people's money and lives. And it's worse now.

      by RedMeatDem on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 12:18:20 PM PST

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