Tag Archives: West Virginia

West Virginia GOP To Force Marriage Vote

West Virginia’s GOP legislators are tired of waiting around for a chance to enshrine bigotry into state law. House Republicans plan a series of procedural motions this week to force floor votes on proposals they say Democrats have allowed to die in committees. Those include a resolution (HJR5) that calls for a statewide referendum on whether to amend the constitution …

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West Virginia Pol To Bloomberg: Don’t Try To Stop Our Illegal Gun Sales

West Virginia state Sen. Jeffrey Kessler doesn’t like it that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg sends private investigators to his state to trace the origin of the illegal handguns that flood into New York. So Kessler wants to make it illegal for outside law enforcement to bust illegal gun sales in West Virginia. SRSLY. “It’s for us to handle within our …

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West Virginia: Lutheran Church Edits Sign In Anti-Gay Protest

The St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Charleston, West Virginia has blocked out the word “Lutheran” from their sign after the national denomination elected to allow openly gay clergy. “I asked that be done because I’m ashamed,” the church’s pastor, Richard Mahan, told the congregation later Sunday morning. “I’m ashamed of what the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has done to …

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WV To Consider Marriage Referendum

West Virginia already bans same-sex marriage by law, but legislators will meet next week to make double-extra sure the dirty homos don’t get any funny ideas. State lawmakers plan to hear testimony next week about whether West Virginia should change its constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman. In March, Republicans in the House of Delegates …

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West Virginia’s Marriage Ban Fails

For this year at least, West Virginia will not become the 31st state to outlaw same-sex marriage. The possibility of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in West Virginia is over for this legislative session. On Monday, Republicans in the House of Delegates tried to advance a bipartisan resolution that would define marriage in the state constitution, but the Democratic …

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Launched: Fairness West Virginia

New activism in West Virginia! Via press release: Today, West Virginians announced the formation of a new statewide civil rights organization committed to ensuring fair treatment for all gay and lesbian people in the state. Fairness West Virginia’s mission is to ensure gay people are treated safely and fairly in their homes, at work and in their communities. “Discrimination in …

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West Virginia 4 Marriage

I’d guess that of all states in the nation, West Virginia would be the last to have to worry about anything as modern as same-sex marriage. But the haters there are terrified anyway. Pam Spaulding points us to the above video, saying: This is sick, and it shows the desperation of the Right to begin its 2010 campaign in West …

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West Virginia Wingnuts Demand Special Legislative Session To Ban Gay Marriage

The Family Policy Council’s West Virginia klavern is threatening the “wrath of the voters” if the legislature doesn’t hold a special hate session to ban gay marriage. As the general election approaches, a Christian evangelical group has issued an ultimatum to Gov. Joe Manchin: call a special session to pass a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, or face the …

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