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Virginian-Pilot Says NO

In a powerfully worded editorial, The Virginian-Pilot contrasted “(George) Mason’s soaring elegance (in the Virginia Bill of Rights) and the clumsiness of what is commonly referred to as the marriage amendment, penned by Del. Bob Marshall and Sen. Steve Newman.”

Virginians are poorly served by the partisan hack-job written by Marshall and Newman.  “Marriage deserves society’s strongest approval and protection, but that cannot and should not come at the expense of denying fundamental liberties to others. If they truly want to protect marriage, Virginians must do better than this awkward amendment, and these empty assertions about what it would do to protect traditional marriage.”

This Commonwealth, its citizens and its history, deserve better. “If Virginia’s values are contained in Mason’s centuries-old hopes for his commonwealth – and we pray they are – voters will reject the marriage amendment Nov. 7. “

The full text of the editorial is here. 

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October 29, 2006 - Posted by | unintended consequences

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