Skip to comments.Virginia governor vetoes 'religious exemption' bill
Posted on 03/30/2016 8:52:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation he said would legalize discrimination of the LGBT community.
The Democratic governor made the announcement Wednesday during a radio appearance on WTOP.
The measure would prohibit the state from punishing religious groups that refuse services related to gay marriages. Republican supporters said it would protect people from expressing their religious beliefs.
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One after another, the states show they cannot be trusted either.
And people wonder why “Federalism” isn’t popular.
It’s human nature, isn’t it? Or at least fallen human nature.
It is, but Rush Limbaugh and all the people at NRO just are puzzled over Trump’s imprecision with “federalism” and with whether it’s “states’ duties” or the federal government . . . what does it matter?
At this point, NEITHER will do the right thing.
He’ll think discrimination when a “Million Mom March” shows up outside his office complaining about the fags leaving the toilet seat up.
And yet so many people continue to look to government (or their favorite candidates) to fix things.
We haven’t had federalism for about 100 years; soft imperialism substituted for it, which is calcifying at present.
and people wonder why we are fed up of the gold old boys Gov, Senator Congressman club
Terry McAwful, our Clintoninta, carpet-bagging governor strikes again.
I’d put this whole thing straight to rest. If you can use a urinal to urinate you go to the little boys room. If you can’t and have to sit down you go to the little girls room. End of story. That’s discriminatory? Sorry about that.
Remember when Bill Clinton headed off an effort to get a constitutional amendment by signing that Defense of Marriage act?
I said at the time that this was just a delaying action. If we didn't FORCE a constitutional amendment down their throats, this was going to come back and bite us.
Same thing with "Don't ask, Don't Tell." It was just setting up the battleground for a later assault.
Good call. We, of course, know from the Civil War that without an amendment slavery would have been re-instituted in some way in several southern states as statutory law was swept out.
I still think we’ll need the traditional marriage constitutional amendment, and soon.
It's funny you should mention that, because the 14th amendment is primarily responsible for much of our current misery and insanity.
That amendment which was meant to give citizenship to freed slaves, was so badly written that it has been used to ban prayer in schools, create a "right to abortion", authorize "gay marriage" and a whole host of other nonsensical ideas that point to it as the justifying authority.
The consequences of the civil war are still manifesting themselves.
I still think well need the traditional marriage constitutional amendment, and soon.
The electorate that would have passed such an amendment lies back in the 20th century. After 30 years of pro-gay propaganda, modern Americans don't really understand the nature or scope of queer people.
14th, though, was key in gun rights in last two USSC cases.
Liberals - Freedom of choice
The difference between the two.
Even if passed it would have been declared unconstitutional by some idiot judge.
Isn’t it amazing how the needle has swung on this issue. In 2004 Bush won on God, guns, and no gays.
The Defense of Marriage act, passed by Congress and signed by Bill Clinton, was declared "unconstitutional."
We are currently in a condition where laws and the rule of law has no real meaning.
Why they call him McAwful - the state of Virginia really scrapped the bottom of the barrel when they elected that one as governor.
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