Marriage is critically important to strengthening our country and our communities. Howell has dropped his opposition to these efforts, and look forward to continuing this work as a bi-partisan effort. Now that same-sex unions have been forced on our country, will there be tolerance for those whose faith teaches that marriage is the union of a man and a woman?
That day is upon us. I was pleased to read reports that Speaker of the House William J.
Same-sex couples thus began marrying in Virginia from 1 p.
The author of the study provided additional evidence suggesting that this change in employment was driven by a decline in discrimination. Retrieved April 8, Denying a group of their right to marry sends the message that prejudice and discrimination are acceptable.
April 10, Virginia argues that heightened scrutiny should apply because courts should be suspicious of laws that discriminate against gay people. Same-sex marriage legalization is correlated with a lower divorce rate, whereas same-sex marriage bans are correlated with higher divorce rates.
Circuit Judges July 28, People talk about the sanctity of marriage, yet divorce and unfaithfulness is rampant.
Are there no secular arguments against gay marriage worth considering? However, our nation is governed by the rule of law and we must respect the authority of the Court. I sincerely hope that this historic step toward equality will increase the momentum and support in Virginia and other states for ending discrimination against gay and transgender people in employment, housing, and public accommodations.