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Tidbits for Political Junkies with Short Attention Spans & Hearty Appetites

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Thursday, April 29, 2004

 
Yow.


Via this diary over at Kos, we learn of this charming development last week in Virginia:

Anti-gay measure is alone in the nation in stripping contract rights for gay Virginians

In an outrageous and short-sighted defeat for fairness and common-sense, the General Assembly today ratified the so-called "Marriage Affirmation Act," one of the most discriminatory pieces of legislation to be considered by the General Assembly in decades.

By a vote of 69-30 in the House and 27-12 in the Senate, the General Assembly narrowly missed garnering a 1/3 vote in each house that would have killed the bill outright. Delegate Robert Marshall (R-Manassas), patron of the bill, led the charge with a barrage of anti-gay rhetoric during the floor debate.

This short post at overlawyered will take you to plenty more on this.

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