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Legislating Love and Marriage in W.Va.

February 21, 2009 - Joselyn King
As the economy forces West Virginia's leaders to be cautious with spending, it's expected the current legislative session will be the time for more ideological -- or morality -- legislation.

The Family Policy Council of West Virginia already is on board, pushing for a constitutional amendment this year banning gay marriage in the state.

But since legislation passed in 2000 already declares marriage in West Virginia as being between a man and a woman -- and rejects such unions approved in other states -- most state leaders don't seem to think a constitutional amendment is needed.

But that didn't stop the Family Policy Council of West Virginia, through, from putting together an on-line video -- complete with a wholesome nuclear family in the gun sites of out-of-state gay snipers who target moral values in the state. (See link.)

Coincidently, the Family Policy Council of West Virginia states on its Website it is affiliated with Focus on Family (which has a Colorado address) and the Family Research Council (out of Washington, D.C).

The constitutional amendement is on Republican's legislative agenda this year. And Granted, the GOP also has on its agenda tax cuts and a call for nonpartisan judicial elections for the state . . .but don't Republican leaders think valuable political time could be better spent maybe finding the funds to improve the state's infrastructure, or to assure that all of West Virginia's youths have access to quality education and job training?

I'm sure there are many other things more important if we want to list them.

I mean. .. don't supporters of traditional marriage think the basic core values of West Virginians already are strong enough to withstand those gay terrorists from other states?

No state has a stronger history when it comes to adhering to principles. Is a constitutional amendment needed for that?


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