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Virginia’s AG Ken Cuccinelli Is The Guy Who Wants Gays Discriminated Against. Because ‘Homosexual Acts Are Wrong’

“My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong,” said Virginia’s attorney general Ken Cuccinelli II, before he took the job. “They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. … They don’t comport with natural law. I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society.” At the time, even the Washington Post branded him as a bigot. And that’s exactly what we should be doing now, with him working so hard to strip LGBT discrimination protection from Virginia’s state schools.

What’s more horrifying than Cuccinelli’s stance are his political aspirations: He’s great friends with Virginia’s noted anti-gay Gov. Bob McDonnell, and we don’t see his AG seat as the pinnacle of his career.

But we need only hear from a University of Virginia student to understand why Cuccinelli’s stripping of anti-discrimination measures for queers is putrid. So let’s. This is Chris Trizna, currently in his third year: “When I applied to the University of Virginia three years ago, I cautiously wrote on my entrance essay about the most formative experience in my life: coming out as a gay teenager. While I knew I was taking a risk, I felt reassured by the fact that the University of Virginia included sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination policy. But now Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has made it very clear that he hopes Virginia universities will abolish that protection. According to The Post, Christopher Freund, a spokesman for the Family Foundation, said, ‘I find it hard to believe that this would be the final straw in whether or not someone’s going to come to Virginia’s universities.’ Believe it. I can say without a shred of doubt that if I had no protection as a sexual minority, I would not be attending U-Va. as a third-year student.”

This man is a stain on public office, and does not understand that his job is to uphold the Constitution, not turn it into a punchline.

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  • 12 Comments
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      The words “intrinsically wrong” mirror the Roman Catholic stance that homosexuals are “intrinsically disordered.” That notion is based on thinking that is centuries old [kind of like teaching that the sun revolves around the earth] and unscientific.

      When is Mr Cucinelli going to take a similar stand against people who are left handed? Or infertile?

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rf
      rf

      Sadly, the Virginia governor and AG are not out of step with our Federal government. LGBT people are not safe in America until we are officially deemed a suspect class. (of course, even then we’re not really)

      One thing I would urge everyone out there to consider doing is contacting Northrop Grumman as they are relocating 300 executives to the Washington DC area and are in the midst of a beauty contest among the district, Maryland and VA. personally I think they are going to pick Virginia but even a statement from them that these developments are involved in their decision would do a world of good for the cause.

      Oh and the website address for the VA attorney general is classic: vaag.com

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Felix
      Felix

      Grrrrr!!!

      Makes me angry when men so cute are so stupid also!

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw
      Jaroslaw

      the comment form is http://www.vaag.com/ContactUsForm/ContactForm.aspx

      and to write a regular letter

      900 Main St.
      Richmond, Virginia 23219

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      He’s a Catholic and parroting their words, big shocker. His comment is so idiotic. It would be the same as him saying “I don’t think being Latino is wrong…but Latino Acts are.”

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      If he is not going to promsise to uphold the law to treat all citizens of the state as equal, with equal protections for all, he needs to be removed from office. Plain and simple

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike L.
      Mike L.

      Does anyone else here pick up that he’s another self hating brother. I can see some sort of scandal where it’s discovered that Cuccinelli and McDonnell have been sticking it to each other or what not, total closet cases in my mind.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dfrw
      dfrw

      Will we ever be rid of these idiots? One goes and another one pops up.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mikenstl
      Mikenstl

      So he’d be OK with ‘Homosexuals’ in the military (or anywhere else for that matter) as long as the weren’t performing any ‘Homosexual acts’??? No I didn’t thinks so either.

      I always love the hypocrisy of the ‘I hate the sin, not the sinner’ crowd, because on this side it seems that they hate both.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bunny Snuggles
      Bunny Snuggles

      Sort of like saying: My view is that Catholic dogma, not Catholicism, but Catholic dogma is wrong.

      …Oh, and by the way, so-called “natural law” is an oxymoron. Law is an artificial construct. There is no “law” that occurs in the natural world. Besides that, homosexual pair-bonding actually does occur in hundreds of animal species — including the higher primates as well as whales and dolphins — whereas, religion occurs nowhere in nature (outside of humans) and therefore, religion in un-natural and homosexual pair-bonding is very natural as it occurs in the natural world.

      In response to attorney general Ken Cuccinelli II moronic assertion:

      “My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong,…”

      Mar 10, 2010 at 5:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 10 · Bunny Snuggles wrote, “There is no “law” that occurs in the natural world.”

      How about physical laws such as conservation of momentum? (If you figure out how to violate that one, you’ll get a Nobel prize.) Of course, those laws are not what the religious nuts have in mind.

      Mar 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      @Felix:

      Men so cute? Ewwww

      Anyway, what year are we living in? 2010 or 1910? This is precisely why we can not vote for conservative Republicans, they are dangerous hypocrites.

      Virginia gets what they deserve, when you don’t turn out and vote the crazies will vote for you and this is what you get!

      Mar 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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