Del. Joe Morrissey submitted a bill in the current General Assembly to allow gays and lesbians to serve in the Virginia National Guard to oppose Del. Bob Marshall’s attempted bill.
Last week at the committee hearing, Del. Marshall was given nearly an hour for his bill. Del. Morrissey’s bill was tabled without him being able to present his evidence for the bill.
Morrissey used a ‘point of personal privilege’ on the House floor to express his dissatisfaction with the committee slight of hand and made his case in a passionate speech discussing the subject of gays in the Virginia National Guard.