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November 7th, 2006
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The "defense" of Marriage Amendment
CNN is projecting that question 1 has passed. If they are correct, our hope lies in the courts now--and a slim hope it is.

I'm a little boggled that they are calling this so early--of the Northern Virginia counties, only one county on the fringe, Frederick, has been heard from...and I barely count. What's got me really saddened is that by the exit polling 36% of Democrats backed this and a full 50% of self-identified independents voted to codify bigotry in our constitution. I'm not surprised to see 86% support from Republicans--maybe I'm surprised to see 14% voting no.

Even though all the "pundits" kept saying it would pass, I somehow hoped against hope they were wrong. Can Northern Virginia's counts turn this tide? I doubt it--especially if the exit polling data is truly representative of statewide results.

Current Mood: sadsad

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From:dcseain
Date:November 8th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
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I'm guessing Virginia will be the defendent in the US Supreme Court case that someday will overturn stupid laws like this and force the states to acknowledge that CIVIL marriage is a basic CIVIL right, and that the churches may do as they please, completely separately from the state. Hmph. Sigh.
From:nohysteriahere
Date:November 9th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
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I agree with you. The government doesn't get to legislate that kind of "morality". As far as state issues go, marriage is a civil contract.
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From:hammercock
Date:November 8th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
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Sadly, I'm not even remotely surprised.
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From:vettecat
Date:November 8th, 2006 06:12 am (UTC)
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Question 1 was what, exactly? Here it was about sale of alcohol...
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From:vvalkyri
Date:November 8th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
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From:vettecat
Date:November 9th, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
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Ah, OK - thanks! (I'm glad I live in MA...)
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From:vvalkyri
Date:November 8th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
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Hours later, Fox News were reporting nearly 60% for -- pretty much NoVA couldn't overcome the rest of VA.
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