Equal Rights: Iowa, Vermont, DC ... Virginia next?
â€œWith each passing day, Virginiaâ€™s harsh restrictions on marriage and even simple domestic partnerships are cast in deeper contrast to the steady march of progress weâ€™re seeing across America. We take pride in Virginiaâ€™s policies that attract world-class businesses. But the best businesses in the world need the top workers in the world. What message are we sending about Virginiaâ€™s values when we tell some of those workers theyâ€™re not allowed to commit their lives to the person they love and start a family together?"
â€œItâ€™s time to move our Commonwealth forward by repealing the Marshall-Newman amendment and recognizing full marriage rights for all Virginians. Weâ€™re not talking about special protections â€“ these actions would simply ensure that all families receive basic rights, including financial protections, hospital visitation access and ability to adopt and retain custody of their children. As delegate, Iâ€™ll make it one of my top priorities to ensure civil liberties for all Virginians.â€
Wouldn't it be nice if bold progressive like that actually got elected to office? Well, ahem, they can. Miles is running a great ground game in advance of the June 2009 primary. You can help him resource his campaign by chipping in here.