Virginia, USA: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate McAuliffe Endorses Marriage Equality

Written by scott on April 7th, 2013

Terry McAuliffeThe man running against far-right GOPer Ken Cuccinelli for the Virginia governorship endorsed marriage equality this week. The Times-Dispatch reports:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe said Saturday that he supports marriage equality, but indicated that if elected, a repeal of the 2006 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Virginia would not be among his legislative priorities because he would focus on the economy. “We just went through this process here seven years ago; it’s in the constitution,” McAuliffe said in an interview at the 10th annual Commonwealth Dinner hosted by Equality Virginia, one of the state’s advocacy groups for gay rights, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

It’s great that he supports marriage equality, but with no plan to take action on that belief, what good is it, really? Just because it’s been seven years, that makes discrimination alright?

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