While the news of Attorney General Mark Herring’s refusal to defend VA’s ban on same-sex marriage is just breaking, commentary from the public via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets has started to pour in. Needless to say, it’s not all very friendly. Here’s a sampling of some of the more vicious words we’ve found:
@PilotNews The bureaucrats, politicians, NoVA transplants and activist judges may be siding with the gays. Not us Virginians @MattCover
Antony Shipman is a student at Bennington College, and is interning with GayRVA/RVA Mag for the months of January and February. Antony, who is relatively new to the world of journalism, is hoping to learn more about the business by working closely with the staff of GayRVA/RVA Mag. When not at work, Antony is likely to be found giving affection to a cat or sitting in his apartment with a book in his hands.
The following letter is from Attorney General Mark Herring, which was featured in the 2016 Virginia PrideFest Pride Guide. You can read the guide in its entirety here, otherwise check out words from Herring, below: ———- If there was ever a moment for love, courage, and yes—PRIDE!—this is it! We have come so far together [...]