Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Refuses Speci...

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Refuses Special Counsel Appointment to Defend Anti-Gay Law

There are 13 comments on the EDGE story from Jan 30, 2014, titled Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Refuses Special Counsel Appointment to Defend Anti-Gay Law. In it, EDGE reports that:

Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday refused to appoint a special counsel to defend a state law prohibiting recognition of any form of same-sex relationship in the upcoming case of Bostic v.

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Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#1 Jan 30, 2014
Thank you, Gov. McAuliffe.

Since: Jan 08

Thailand

#3 Jan 30, 2014
Nelson wrote:
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How much AIDS infested semen have you swallowed already this year in the men's toilet?
How much shit is in that empty head of yours?

Since: Mar 09

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#5 Jan 30, 2014
This is a mistake.

He violates his Oath of Office by not doing so.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Jan 31, 2014
snyper wrote:
This is a mistake.
He violates his Oath of Office by not doing so.
Govs & AGs refuse to defend laws all the time, you just don't hear about it except in high profile cases like these.

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#9 Jan 31, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Govs & AGs refuse to defend laws all the time, you just don't hear about it except in high profile cases like these.
And I'm still of the view that they violate their Oaths of Office by not seeing that it is done to the best of their ability.

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#11 Jan 31, 2014
Christaliban wrote:
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Sure, but you don't ever have the faintest idea what you're talking about.
Argumentum ad Hominem.

Lose 1 point.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Feb 1, 2014
snyper wrote:
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And I'm still of the view that they violate their Oaths of Office by not seeing that it is done to the best of their ability.
So you would expect the Gov & AG to defend a state law which reinstates slavery or bans women from voting?

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#13 Feb 1, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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So you would expect the Gov & AG to defend a state law which reinstates slavery or bans women from voting?
If they still had such laws, not invalidated by the SCotUS, on their books, yes. Their other duty would be to support and expedite to the limits of their State Constitutional Authority all efforts towards their removal by their Legislatures.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#15 Feb 1, 2014
snyper wrote:
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If they still had such laws, not invalidated by the SCotUS, on their books, yes. Their other duty would be to support and expedite to the limits of their State Constitutional Authority all efforts towards their removal by their Legislatures.
Well that's certainly one way of looking at it.

But the simple fact remains nothing compels the Gov or AG to defend laws which they view as constitutional.

It's happened numerous times in every state under every administration.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#16 Feb 1, 2014
Another development out of Virginia-

The court in Norfolk certified the case there as a class action. I believe it's the first time same-sex couples have been certified as such.

Doesn't bode well for the defendants.

Since: Mar 09

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#17 Feb 1, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Well that's certainly one way of looking at it.
But the simple fact remains nothing compels the Gov or AG to defend laws which they view as constitutional.
It's happened numerous times in every state under every administration.
I know, but it is not my concept of their duties.

"Any law not enforced, weakens every other law."

- I don't remember who

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#19 Feb 2, 2014
Christaliban wrote:
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Oh, so that's how you explain being factually and completely wrong.
How unhinged.
A different opinion inre functional theory isn't "wrong".

Less trollish abusiveness.

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#21 Feb 2, 2014
Christaliban wrote:
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You are flatly wrong and there's something wrong with you that you cannot recognize this fact.
In fact, I tend to be sharp.

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