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Go to penknife's journal. If you haven't read it elsewhere.

Your views on gay marriage rights may differ from mine, but this is not about gay marriage rights.

This is about taking away rights that already exist. This is about a government telling a not inconsiderable group of its citizens (and taxpayers) that they do not have the right to decide who should raise their children, who should own their property with them, who should have the right to take care of them in sickness or old age or who should receive their property after they die. This does not protect heterosexual marriage, which needs no protection.

This is a government telling a group of its citizens "convert or leave."

And doesn't that sound familiar? Is the next step, I wonder, registration or simply confiscating the property of those who choose to leave?

And does Virginia know what happens to states that practise expulsion? What happens when a large group of professionals and artists and just plain people who contribute economically to the state leave? This is not just horrible and wrong, it's *stupid*.

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I am mortified that I live in a country where such practices can even be considered.

And doesn't that sound familiar? Is the next step, I wonder, registration or simply confiscating the property of those who choose to leave?
Wasn't Yom Hashoah a few weeks ago? (the day adopted in Israel to commemorate the Holocaust) And wasn't a large group that was persecuted the gay community? It is scary to think that we haven't learned anything in the past 75 years (since the mid-30s).

Although it seems that Virginia is not taking away the right to contract so that contracts dealing with passage of property, Power of Attorney etc. can still be created and upheld.

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I am mortified that I live in a country where such practices can even be considered.

<i>And doesn't that sound familiar? Is the next step, I wonder, registration or simply confiscating the property of those who choose to leave?</i>
Wasn't Yom Hashoah a few weeks ago? (the day adopted in Israel to commemorate the Holocaust) And wasn't a large group that was persecuted the gay community? It is scary to think that we haven't learned anything in the past 75 years (since the mid-30s).

Although it seems that Virginia is not taking away the right to contract so that contracts dealing with passage of property, Power of Attorney etc. can still be created and upheld. <ljuser="trixiesfic"> explains the law better than I can.

This is not to say that VA is right to disallow civil unions or the things that they do make illegal, but it isn't a total wash.