VA Bigots pass hateful amendment

Well – the bigots of the Virginia House and Senate passed the hateful House Bill 751, an Affirmation to the Virginia Defense of Marriage Act today. … here’s what they passed

Summary as passed:

Affirmation of Marriage Act for the Commonwealth of Virginia. States that a civil union, partnership contract or other arrangement between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges or obligations of marriage is prohibited and that such an arrangement entered into in another state or jurisdiction is void in Virginia and any contractual rights created thereby are void and unenforceable.

Looks like we’ll make that trip to Massachusetts in June after all to test the law – P’town here we come!

First – the House Vote:

(floor) 04/21/04 House: VOTE: PASSAGE (69-Y 30-N)
YEAS–Abbitt, Albo, Armstrong, Athey, Barlow, Bell, Black, Bryant, Byron, Callahan, Carrico, Cline, Cole, Cosgrove, Councill, Cox, Drake, Dudley, Fralin, Frederick, Gear, Griffith, Hamilton, Hargrove, Hogan, Hugo, Hurt, Ingram, Janis, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, S.C., Kilgore, Landes, Lewis, Lingamfelter, Louderback, Marrs, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., May, McDonnell, McDougle, McQuigg, Nixon, Nutter, O’Bannon, Oder, Orrock, Petersen, Phillips, Purkey, Putney, Rapp, Reese, Reid, Rust, Saxman, Scott, E.T., Shannon, Sherwood, Stump, Tata, Wardrup, Ware, R.L., Weatherholtz, Welch, Wright, Mr. Speaker–69.
NAYS–Alexander, Amundson, BaCote, Baskerville, Bland, Brink, Dillard, Ebbin, Eisenberg, Hall, Howell, A.T., Hull, Jones, D.C., Keister, Melvin, Miles, Moran, Morgan, Plum, Pollard, Scott, J.M., Shuler, Sickles, Spruill, Suit, Van Landingham, Van Yahres, Ward, Ware, O., Watts–30.
NOT VOTING–Parrish–1.

And for the Senate Vote ….

(floor) 04/21/04 Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE-ENROLLED BILL (27-Y 12-N)

YEAS–Bell, Blevins, Bolling, Chichester, Colgan, Cuccinelli, Devolites, Hanger, Hawkins, Houck, Mims, Newman, Norment, Obenshain, O’Brien, Potts, Puckett, Quayle, Rerras, Reynolds, Ruff, Stolle, Stosch, Wagner, Wampler, Watkins, Williams–27.

NAYS–Deeds, Edwards, Howell, Lambert, Locke, Lucas, Marsh, Miller, Puller, Saslaw, Ticer, Whipple–12.

RULE 36–0.

NOT VOTING–Martin–1.