Governor McDonnell and his wife were crooks. Under his leadership the state legislature pursued a course against gay marriage that was woefully behind the nation’s maturity on that subject. So, when U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen rendered her opinion that struck down Virginia’s gay marriage ban, it was also a swipe against antiquated political leadership.
How can a state that hosts the nation’s capital region be so far behind? Blame it on the rural areas outside the major cities. The backwoods are backward.
The political situation gives birth to people like Eric Cantor on one hand and Mark Warner of the other. Warner is a progressive, and Cantor is regressive. The Commonwealth of Virginia is an instance of divided politics in America.
When backwardness and wrongdoing hit the Courts, that is where We the People get things sorted out.
“Federal judge strikes down Va. ban on gay marriage
By Robert Barnes, Published: February 13 | Updated: Friday, February 14, 12:40 AM
A federal judge in Norfolk struck down as unconstitutional Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage Thursday night, saying the country has “arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect.”
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen issued a sweeping 41-page opinion that mentioned at length Virginia’s past in denying interracial marriage and quoted Abraham Lincoln. She struck the constitutional amendment Virginia voters approved in 2006 that both bans same-sex marriage and forbids recognition of such unions performed elsewhere.”