At a press conference announcing his involvement in the VA case, Olsen told Metro Weekly ““I’m a Virginian… Of all places in the United States, Virginia should recognize the rights of equality. Men and women in that state have the same basic fundamental underlying freedoms that everyone in America has.”
Olson’s record of donations was found through the state board of elections website, and has little info besides the lawyer’s name and address. Questions by the Blade had not been returned by the time of printing.
Cuccinelli, known for numerous anti-gay comments and actions, still lags behind democratic candidate Terry McAulliffe in the gubernatorial race overall, similarly, the republican candidate for Lt. Governor E.W. Jackson, also known for radical anti-gay comments, is seen as the less likely winner against Democratic Candidate Ralph Northam.
Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last summer, many states still have language on the books which bans the practice and Virginia is on that list. The high court’s ruling supersedes state laws on the issue, however the words remain. Ahead of the 2017 General Assembly (GA) session, bills have been submitted to [...]