Kaine Pushed as Dem Poster Boy, Too Bad for Gays
As The Post reported this morning, the Virginia Senate has "all but guaranteed" the state will have a fall marriage referendum. DCist highlighted the beauty of adding a marriage ban in the state's Bill of Rights, specifically following its provision discussing the essential nature of a "firm adherence to justice."
What I noticed, though, was the statement of the governor's spokesman. Per the Post article:
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) does not have to review the amendment resolution. He could veto a separate bill that specifically calls for the November referendum, but press secretary Delacey Skinner said he will not do so.
"The governor's position is that a marriage is between one man and one woman," Skinner said.
That's annoying enough, but then I flip over to BoiFromTroy -- one of the original Wonkette stand-ins -- who reminded me that the Democrats have selected Kaine to give the response to the State of the Union.
Fab-u-lous. It's time for a shot or four.
Gay Marriage Ban Advances Toward Va. Referendum [The Washington Post]
Democrat SOTU Responder Opposes Gay Marriage [BoiFromTroy]