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Poll #482633 Virginia and Homosexuality

Is Virginia becoming more or less friendly to homosexuals?

Less Friendly- God hates fags and so does virginia
More friendly- Teh ghays are fabulous.


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Apr. 27th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
Virginia will allow domestic partner benefits

And then comes today's news: The House voted 49-48 on Thursday to allow private companies to offer domestic partner benefits to their employees. The Senate had passed the bill earlier this month. Gov. Warner plans on signing it.
Apr. 27th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
than compaired to where?
i dont have too much to compair the place to, but im my living here all my life, i havent had too much of a problem. ive never really outted my self. but i think most of my neighbors have figured it out. i even tromped around a bit with a fag tag on for a while.
i think the general attitude is let it be, even in as far as south side and south west virginia.
i think over all, virginia has a very unique political system. my extended faimly, having been fairly involved in politcs on a state level for generations - is very accomidating to me, and my mate. afterall, im still family. i have a number of gay cousins, its not like we flaunt our life style in their face, and i think they are glad for it.

i do like this state, i think it is unique in the country. we dont have the kind of mud slinging that other states do, even with a democratic governer and a republician house and senate. im very proud to be a virginian. i dont think i could live anywhere else.
i think virginia is slow to move on trends such as gay rights, but im sure eventually equality will pervale.
Apr. 27th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
Your opinion is appreciated ... but how does this all stand against the fact that virginia has the -worst- anti-gay laws in the country? Or the fact that new anti-gay bills are being proposed constantly?

There was a bill passed recently-- approved, that has -straight- people worried. It puts any contract between two people of the same sex that provides any benefit remotely related to a benefit one gets with marriage NULL AND VOID ...

You got it right when you said this state has a unique political standing..

- Keman
Apr. 27th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
What Rigel said. With incumbent theocratic Republican wingnuts like Eugene Delgaudio and Dick Black and Frank Wolf running around, there's still a lot of work to be done.
Apr. 27th, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC)
Yes there's a lot of work to be done. The question was not "Is Virginia gay-friendly", the question was "Is it becoming more or less friendly". In other words, is it more gay-friendly today, than it was a year ago? Or is it less gay-friendly?

My contention is that with things like the DP law being passed, even if by one vote, it is more gay friendly than it was last year, when the DP law wouldn't have passed at all.
Apr. 27th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
Galen, you like to compare this to slavery. And you like to show how with slavery, eventually it was abolished.

I'll be blunt. I'm not willing to wait that long. And I think that on this issue, it will take longer than it did with slavery. Am I too impatient? Fuck being too impatient. I'm well within my rights to be impatient and not want to have to deal with this. I'm not signing up for some anti-anti-gay campaign. I've got greater issues to deal with in my life.

Right now, we have the president and the pope and a million other great powers that would like nothing more than to abolish homosexuality. This state may win small battles, but the war is not in our favor.

The only thing keeping me in virginia with all this is you, my friends, and my ignorance of any area that exists which is "better" ...

- Keman
Apr. 28th, 2005 03:24 am (UTC)
well im sure im going to get a shit ton of flame for this. but,

it seems to me, as wrong as it may seem that we cant get the same rights as every one else. we are in the minority. the majority of people in this country dont want do have to do anything with homosexuality. they vote accorgingly. to them it seems like we are "flaunting" our life style in their face, and "forcing" the issue. it seems most people would like it to just dissapear and have us living out of the closet and hidden gay bars. is it right that we would have to live that way? no. but the reality of the situation is that we live in a majority oppinion rule. untill we can slowly shift the view of the majority, major change isnt going to happen.
all in all, we live in a very secure, liberal, and protected country.
are we the leader in health care and civil rights?. no. but compaird to about 70% of the places you could wind up in. even gay concervitive virginia seems like a liberal bastion.
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