Friday, April 05, 2013

The Next Governor of Virginia May Be A Raving Homophobe

Virginia Attorney Genera Ken Cuccinelli is running for Governor and he is a raging homophobe. Evidence of support for this characterization is his decision to appeal a recent ruling striking down that state's "crime against nature".

The Washington Blade reports:
Caroline Gibson, a spokesperson for Cuccinelli, told the Blade in an email that Cuccinelli believes the dissenting judge on the three-judge panel was correct in stating the Lawrence decision applies only to sex between consenting adults in private and doesn’t apply to cases involving a minor. The case in which the three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the Virginia sodomy law involved a man charged with soliciting oral sex from a 17-year-old woman.
“We believe the panel decision was erroneous, and that the dissent correctly concludes that the petitioner was not entitled to federal habeas corpus relief, Gibson said, referring to the court’s decision to overturn the man’s conviction under the sodomy law. “So the full court should have the opportunity to decide this matter,” she said.
“Like most people, we think the court made the right decision,” said James Parrish, executive director of the LGBT advocacy group Equality Virginia.
“We think what needs to happen is the General Assembly needs to remove the current sodomy law that has been declared unconstitutional,” he said.
Cucinelli is running for Governor of Virginia as a Tea Bag Republican, someone who thinks that Supreme Court justice Antonin Scali is "too liberal." Back in 2009, when he was running for election as Virginia Attorney General, Cucinelli said:
 My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. ... They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society.”
This is the man who may be elected the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in roughly 7 months.

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