Tag Archives: West Virginia

Freep This West Virginia Poll

Right here. (Via JMG reader Polish Bear)

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WEST VIRGINIA: Lambda Legal Files Suit To Overturn Marriage Ban

This morning Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit I reported about yesterday. Via press release: Today Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry, and the child of one of the couples. The case was filed on behalf of Casie …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Lambda Legal To File Suit To Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Tomorrow Lambda Legal will file a lawsuit that seeks to overturn West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. Via the Charleston Gazette: A spokesman for Lambda Legal wouldn’t release details of the West Virginia lawsuit on Monday. According to the group’s website, it has been working with Fairness West Virginia, a gay rights group, “to find a way for all same-sex …

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Sen. Jay Rockefeller Backs Marriage

“Like so many of my generation, my views on allowing gay couples to marry have been challenged in recent years by a new, more open generation. Churches and ministers should never have to perform marriages that violate their religious beliefs, but the government shouldn’t discriminate against people who want to marry just because of their gender. Younger people in West Virginia …

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TRAILER: Climbing With Pride

A documentary about “the largest LGBT rock climbing convention in the world.”

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Headline Of The Day

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Headline Of The Day

Rather than vote for a black man, some West Virginia Democrats yesterday voted for man serving a 210-month prison sentence. With 96% of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, Keith Judd was holding steady at 41% of the vote and had won ten counties. Judd is also known as federal prison inmate Number 11593-051 at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in …

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Civil Unions Introduced In West Virginia

It likely won’t get anywhere, but a brave rep in West Virginia introduced a civil unions bill yesterday. Delegate John Doyle says he introduced the bill Thursday to start a conversation about family equality. The Jefferson County Democrat says that gay and lesbian couples should have the same safety net to deal with the death of a parent or the …

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West Virginia Considers Bullying Bill

West Virginia is considering an anti-bullying bill that would protect students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The state Department of Education is taking public comments until 4 p.m. Tuesday about the 75-page student conduct and disciplinary policy that the Board of Education will consider Dec. 14. If approved, changes that specifically acknowledge the targeting of lesbian, …

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Democrats Hold WV Governorship

Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin has won the special election to replace West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, who left office late last year after winning a seat in the U.S. Senate. The race was fraught with negative ads from both sides and narrowed in the final weeks. The national parties spent millions of dollars on each campaign. With 96 percent of …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Man Acquitted For Spitting On Westboro’s Shirley Phelps

On Friday a West Virginia jury refused to convict a man for spitting tobacco juice on Westboro Baptist Church leader Shirley Phelps-Roper. Westboro was in West Virginia last year to “celebrate” the deaths of miners killed in a cave-in. An officer assigned to patrol the event witnessed Spade spitting and arrested him. The officer testified he saw Spade spit on …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Christian Group Pushes For Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

The West Virgina Family Foundation plans to ask lawmakers to introduce a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Just as they’ve asked for the last six years. West Virginia Family Foundation President Kevin McCoy stated: “The Marriage Protection Amendment will constitutionally protect marriage as only between one man and one woman, preventing activist judges from radically redefining marriage in our state. …

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): I’m Sorry I Wasn’t There To Vote Against DADT Repeal

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who was the lone Democrat to vote against the Defense Authorization Act when it included the repeal of DADT, now says he regrets not being in DC to also vote against the stand-alone version of the bill. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin apologized to his constituents Tuesday for missing two key votes over the weekend. Manchin has …

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Sen. Joe Manchin: I’ll Vote To Repeal DADT When We’re No Longer At War

The Wonk Room has the transcript: Again, I was only here three weeks…didn’t know much about the issue. It’s something that probably will be, it needs to be repealed and it will be repealed. But I was voting, basically on timeliness. I sat on two meetings of armed services both telling me, ‘it should be on our time table, not …

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Joe Manchin Apologizes For DADT Vote

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has issued an explanation and apology for his DADT vote today. “While I believe the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy will be repealed someday, and probably should be repealed in the near future, I do not support its repeal at this time,” Manchin said in the statement. “I truly understand that my position will anger those …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Democrat Joe Manchin Wins Senate Seat, Kills GOP Majority

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin’s win means the slim chance of the GOP winning a Senate majority is essentially gone.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Teabaggers Use Stephen Colbert Against Gov. Joe Manchin

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WEST VIRGINIA: Teabagger John Raese Tied With Gov. Joe Manchin

In the special election to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd, Tea Party-endorsed West Virginia GOP head John Raese is tied with Gov. Joe Manchin. Raese’s wife is the founder and president of Conservative Women of West Virginia. Raese poses on his campaign site with a rifle slung over his shoulder, vowing to fight gun control, overturn Roe Vs. Wade, …

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Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) has died at the age of 92. Byrd was the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history and was first elected in 1959. Mr. Byrd’s perspective on the world changed over the years. He filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act and supported the Vietnam War only to come to back civil rights measures and criticize the Iraq …

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Quote Of The Day – Pastor Jeff Owens

“If you are responding to a sermon that I preached about gays I would like to render the following apology. Nearly 15 years ago I preached a sermon that promoted physically hurting gay people. I was young, stupid and immature. I didn’t even hold to the belief of hurting people when I wrongly made those comments. I regret those words …

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