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WV House Bigots Ready to Push Hard for Gay Marriage Ban


West Virginia delegates are considering a "drastic" parliamentary move to discharge a bill from committee that would allow debate on a measure to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage:

"Bi-partisan support of the so-called marriage protection amendment includes the majority leader as well as minority leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha. He’s one of several delegates becoming frustrated over what he feels are stall tactics to keep the amendment from leaving committee. 'A number of states throughout the country have recognized homosexual marriage and we think we need a safeguard to keep that from happening here and we think the people of West Virginia want that safeguard, so there’s a frustration out there, and we think it should be brought to the House and debated,' said Armstead."


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  1. Just imagine all the disappointed cousins and brothers in West BY GOD Virginia....

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Feb 10, 2010 8:44:09 AM

  2. Discrimination against gays still remains socially acceptable in 2010; especially when hidden behind the veil of religion.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 10, 2010 9:02:56 AM

  3. Is the guy pictured a Democrat or Republican? On the picture it says one and in the posting it says another? Just curious but this is similar to the bigots here in Indiana.

    Posted by: Rann | Feb 10, 2010 9:36:29 AM

  4. Bi partisan bigotry. How American.

    Posted by: Name: | Feb 10, 2010 9:40:54 AM

  5. West Virginia. Like it's sister, Alabama, is a vast wasteland of ignorance and intolerance. Of course they don't want to vote on it. The nays will then become public and might possibly cost them a vote or 2. Discrimination will always be acceptable in states like WV.

    Posted by: NancyBoyDrew | Feb 10, 2010 9:42:25 AM

  6. Delegate Ricky Moye sounds like a self-loathing closeted gay guy. Tim Armstead talks about safeguards, like gays are going to overthrow the government. Stupid asshole. These are the same bigots that would have been trying to protect marriage from interracial couples, sixty years ago.

    I'd love to ask Tim, "So if gays can get married in your state, how exactly will that harm heterosexual marriage?" Ten bucks says that he wouldn't be able to answer that.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Feb 10, 2010 9:50:31 AM

  7. I love the way Nancyboy Drew (comment before last) described the "Mountain State."

    It's perfect, and I know it's correct, because I had the misfortune to reside in them thar hills for a period of time. Thank God, I'm out of there.

    "Mountaineers are always free," NOT.

    Posted by: Barry | Feb 10, 2010 10:25:22 AM

  8. Barry, I have not had the misfortune of living in WV. I have had the misfortune of having had personal, legal dealings with a few of the WV residence. It was like living on a different planet.

    Posted by: NancyBoyDrew | Feb 10, 2010 10:56:16 AM

  9. Every time they push hard on something like a gay marriage ban, the correct question everyone should ask is "what piece of corruption is going on right now that they DON'T want people paying attention to?"

    Some of 'em are real bigots, but a lot of 'em are opportunists first and foremost. They push these "controversial" issues hardest when they want to throw up a smoke screen for something else. Gay rights activists should always try to find out what that is, then throw it back in their face, making sure to keep talking to the press about whatever they're trying to keep everyone from noticing. If we do this enough, they'll be worried about coming after us again.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Feb 10, 2010 11:13:48 AM

  10. Obviously still bitter they have to let the coloreds intermingle with their women folk.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Feb 10, 2010 11:27:38 AM

  11. What does every 14 year-old boy in WV and the Unibomber have in common?

    They've all been turned over by their brother.

    Posted by: Christopher | Feb 10, 2010 11:45:00 AM

  12. Good advice, BobbyJoe.

    Posted by: Corey | Feb 10, 2010 11:49:08 AM

  13. This Tim Armistead looks scarily like Glenn Beck.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 10, 2010 12:10:42 PM

  14. Well, neither WV nor NY have gay marriage.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 10, 2010 2:36:21 PM

  15. yeah but how many people actually move to or travel to WV, willingly ?
    You'd think those cretins would do everything possible to make that backwater attractive to as many demographics as possible.

    Posted by: jerry | Feb 10, 2010 2:54:33 PM

  16. You know, I'm getting a bit tired of the pro-Democrats propaganda. It's not enough to just note when bigots (often Republicans) fighting for marriage equality bans. When the Democrats refuse to fight for marriage equality, they need to be called out, too. Sure, we all know Republicans are bigots. But the Democratic Party is just as bigoted if they don't push in the opposite direction as the Republicans. This silence on the Democratic Party's homophobia serves only one purpose: to raise money for and elect Democrats. Fighting for lgbt equality and voting for Democrats are diametrically opposed actions.

    Posted by: Norm D Plume | Feb 10, 2010 5:18:34 PM

  17. I'm from WV and I hightly doubt this will happen. It comes up every few years, but we have a solidly Democratic state government and I can see it pass. What amuses me is all the "WV is igorant" posts. How's those gay marriages going, liberal California. Oh, wait...

    Posted by: Dan81 | Feb 11, 2010 3:50:44 AM

  18. Wow talk about bigotry. It is shameful in this day and age that any state would deny its citizens equal protection. I support gay marriage, and I am a native West Virginian. I just happened to stumble across this post and am astounded at the ignorance, rudeness and hatefulness displayed. I'm not really surprised though. We get it all the time, from ignorant people calling us ignorant. Is putting other people down the only way you can feel better about yourself? I bet you feel all smug and superior now that you have insulted an entire state full of people, generalizing about them in the same way you criticize others for generalizing about you. Grow up, for God's sake. You make me sick.

    Posted by: West Virginian | Feb 11, 2010 1:49:59 PM

  19. ahh poor you....phuk W.Va. and Va...hateful bigoted states can ROT! I wouldnt go to either...toothless wonders roming all over...weren't they the low lives waiting for 2 days to get FREE Medical & dental care..cause there are sooo many without Ins....? But they worry about gay people marrying...? They don't have to worry - W.Va. or Va are not going to be over-run by gays.....stay away from those 2 backwoods/trash states!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Feb 23, 2010 9:52:58 AM

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