News Briefs for October 12 – 18
We heartily commend the Falls Church City Council for its unanimous vote Monday night to oppose, with strong language, the Marshall- Newman Amendment on the ballot in November. If the voters of the Commonwealth are effectively alerted to the wide-ranging negative consequences of this ill-conceived measure, and turn it down […]
Says It ‘Deplores Discrimination’ in State Constitution “The Falls Church City Council opposes all discrimination based on immutable characteristics, including sexual orientation, and deplores any proposal to write such discrimination into the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Battle lines are being drawn more tightly every day now in the fight over the Marshall-Newman Amendment on the Virginia ballot in November. If passed, the controversial measure would modify the Virginia constitution to limit marriage rights to couples defined as a man and a woman, but would potentially restrict […]
More than once, I’ve told Congressman Tom Davis of Northern Virginia that my only real problem with him is that he’s a member of the wrong political party. His energetic opponent in this November’s election assails him for voting with Bush 90% of the time, but he’s at heart a […]
NCSL Annual Meeting Early this summer, the Speaker of the House appointed me to the Committee on Education of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). I attended my first meeting in Nashville during the NCSL Annual Meeting in mid-August.