Sunday, June 29, 2003

More on sodomy in Virginia

The Washington Post has this article on the reaction of activists and legislators in Virginia to the Supreme Court's decision in the Lawrence case, striking down the sodomy law in Texas.

The article includes some predictably provocative quotes attributed to Delegate Robert Marshall:

"'The apocalypse for society is contained in this decision," Marshall said. He called the ruling 'cultural suicide' and said the justices involved wear the 'black robes of death.'
'The most fundamental unit of society is the family -- husband, wife, children -- and when you attempt to parody that and make some new structure or some alternate structure, you cannot contain it; you have to have gay recognition,' Marshall said.
Nevertheless, Marshall pledged to fight that outcome by opposing any furthering of gay rights in Virginia."

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