From Pine View Farm

Kudos to Mark Herring 0

In a stunning reversal of the policy of his predecessor, Virginia’s new Attorney-General chooses to stop persecuting persons for being. A nugget (more at the link):

Newly-elected Democratic Attorney General Mark R. Herring said he would support gay couples who have filed lawsuits challenging the state’s ban.

“After thorough legal review, I have now concluded that Virginia’s ban on marriage between same sex couples violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution on two grounds: marriage is a fundamental right being denied to some Virginians, and the ban unlawfully discriminates on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender,” Herring said.

Eight years ago, Herring supported Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, but has had the courage to grow and change. I commend him for that.

Elections matter, folks.


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