was the only state in the U.S. to have such a rule, and the VHDA had voted unanimously to remove it in 2003.
Black also vigorously lobbied for a bill intended to allow local school boards to prohibit the formation of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in Virginia
schools, which, had it passed, would have violated federal Equal Access law.
Thus, comparisons to inter-racial marriage cases, such as Loving v. Virginia
(U.S. Supreme Court, 1967), are irrelevant and misleading.
His former county aide Donny Ferguson, an officer of the Libertarian Party of Virginia, publicly endorses this position, as does his former appointee to the Loudoun Library Board of Trustees, Margi Wallo.
Ms. Wallo was quoted in the Village Voice by a reporter covering the October 2004 "Mayday for Marriage" rally on the National Mall:
Wallo kept her
beatific smile beaming as I asked her
would be in favor of civil unions or other legal arrangements in lieu of same-sex marriage.
"It's all semantics," she
So says Eagle Forum's Court Watch Chairman Virginia Armstrong, in one of many papers arguing that civil law should be based on the social views of the "Christian Right.
Dr. Armstrong is a legal scholar who also co-authored a position paper for the Dominionist group Coalition On Revival with PHC founder and former president Michael Farris.
The other author, Virginia Armstrong of Eagle Forum, refutes his denials.
Farris lives in Purcellville.
One of the most outspokenly anti-gay legislators in Virginia
(describing himself, only somewhat tongue-in-cheek, as "Virginia
's Chief Homophobe"), Marshall's name is on the 2006 Virginia "Marriage Amendment.
Any marriage entered into by persons of the same sex in another state or jurisdiction shall be void in all respects in Virginia
and any contractual rights created by such marriage shall be void and unenforceable.
Any judge who rules the provisions of this section to be unconstitutional shall be deemed to have committed malfeasance in office and may be subject to impeachment under the provisions of Article IV, § 17 of the Constitution of Virginia
These bills were killed in committee, as are most of Marshall's bills.
lives in Manassas.
Listed among VFF's
legislative "victories" are the defeat of a bill to repeal Virginia's
unconstitutional and widely ridiculed "Crimes Against Nature" law.