USA, Virginia: Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Marriage Equality

Written by scott on September 26th, 2013

Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Terry McAuliffeAt their debate last night, Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli debated marriage equality among other things.

The Washington Blade reports:

“I do have some tremendous challenges because of the issues of economic development, job creation that I need to focus on, but I have come out for marriage equality,” McAuliffe said, noting the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ prompted him and his wife to back the issue. “The idea we could send men and women across the globe to fight for us and then they come back and they don’t have the same equal opportunities and equal rights I just think was plain wrong.” McAuliffe added he would sign a same-sex marriage bill if one were to reach his desk.

“I understand and respect the fact that this is a sensitive issue to a lot of Virginians,” Cuccinelli said. “But I’m one of those who do believe that the institution of marriage should remain between one man and one woman.”

No big surprises here, but it’s nice to see McAuliffe continued to stand up for marriage equality.

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