INS1PID: Personalized Virginia license plates I have hated SPECIAL EDITION: God wants a reach-around

The Virginia House yesterday approved a bill that would create a special "Traditional Marriage" license plate for Virginia motorists.

So, that's it. You win, State Delegate Cletus. The justification:

Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter, Prince William County Republican who authored the bill, encouraged delegates to vote for it. "Send a message to the commonwealth that you're not ashamed of traditional marriage," he said.
Ha! I think traditional marriage is doing all right. No, the actual message is: suck on this, gay people.

What the fuck is wrong with Virginia? Don't these people remember Loving v. Virginia? Laws prohibiting interracial marriage were only overturned 38 years ago. Time for a why.i.hate.dc... FLASHBACKKKKK!!!

In June 1958, two residents of Virginia, Mildred Jeter, a Negro woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, were married in the District of Columbia pursuant to its laws. Shortly after their marriage, the Lovings returned to Virginia and established their marital abode in Caroline County. At the October Term, 1958, of the Circuit Court of Caroline County, a grand jury issued an indictment charging the Lovings with violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriages. On January 6, 1959, the Lovings pleaded guilty to the charge and were sentenced to one year in jail; however, the trial judge suspended the sentence for a period of 25 years on the condition that the Lovings leave the State and not return to Virginia together for 25 years. He stated in an opinion that:

"Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix."
So there you go. It's all spelled out in a very obvious, rational way. There's an all-powerful imaginary man in the sky who's going to be angry with us if we pair up in odd ways. I mean, duh. We must legislate what we think God wants; otherwise, in 20 years, we'll have nothing to be embarrassed about.

There's no question. Virginia is for Fuckers.

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 01, 2009

    But you would not object if gays wanted a plate that said, "legalize gay marriage", right? As long as VA authorizes plates for the cause du jour, why is not not a constitutional right to stand up for traditional marriage?