Marriage Equality in Virginia!

Attorney General Mark Herring: All Virginians have the constitutional right to be treated fairly and equally, to have loving, committed relationships recognized and respected, and to enjoy the blessings of married life. We should all be proud that our fellow Virginians helped lead us forward. This is a tremendous moment in Virginia history. We will […]

Marriage Equality on Hold (For Now); McQuigg On Notice

From The Washington Post: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, putting on hold a lower court ruling that said the unions could start Thursday. [...] In the order, the justices said only that the stay would remain in effect until they decided whether to take the […]

Marshall: Letting gay couples marry would have drastic consequences

By Markus Schmidt Richmond Times-Dispatch Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Allowing gay couples in Virginia to marry would result in “significant alteration, change and radical modification of every aspect of both individual, family and tax law in Virginia,” Del. Robert G. Marshall, R-Prince William, warned at a news conference in Richmond on Tuesday. “Every church […]

Attorney General Mark Herring targeted for impeachment

(Editor’s note: Bob Marshall has got to go!) By Jenna Portnoy The Washington Post Thursday, May 15, 2014 RICHMOND — His guardian angel made him do it. Del. Robert G. Marshall credits a little divine intervention with giving him the final push he needed to call for an impeachment inquiry into Attorney General Mark R. Herring, […]

When Will the VA GOP Drop The Fight Against Marriage Equality?

After Virginia Family Values PAC called on the Republican Party of Virginia to join the Nevada Republican Party and remove opposition to marriage equality from it’s platform, published an article asking the above question. Here’s a portion of the piece: “If the initiative for something like (marriage equality) is going to come, it’s going […]

Economic Boost to Virginia From Marriage Equality

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law studied the economic impact of marriage equality on the Commonwealth of Virginia. Some findings include: The total spending on wedding arrangements and tourism would generate an additional $46 million to $60 million to the state and local economy in the first three years, with $29.7 million […]

Virginia Republican Bob Marshall stands by remarks that raise eyebrows

Delegate Robert G. Marshall has said that disabled children can be God’s vengeance against women who have had abortions. He has described incest as sometimes voluntary, and he has questioned the sexuality of a Supreme Court justice who has favored marriage equality. But unlike W. Todd Akin, whose offhanded reference to “legitimate rape” cost the […]