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  •  In Long Run, Statement Might be Better (3+ / 0-)
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    Geekesque, malharden, svboston

    Although it appears McDonnell has not altered his executive order, this is the first time I have seen a real conservative claim the 14th Amendment trumps any specific state law. In the past, judges have argued that anti-discrimination laws must specifically state the classes that are protected. McDonnell is actually being far more progressive - probably unintentionally - than the law would require.

    Don't know that it will actually help VA LGBTs that much, but it begins the tearing down of the arguments in favor of anti-LGBT legislation.

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

    by CPT Doom on Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 02:27:46 PM PST

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