Thursday, October 9, 2014

Last Call For The Battle Of Harpers Ferry

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will not continue his defense of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, soon clearing the way for same-sex marriage in West Virginia, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon. 
It comes in light of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that turned away appeals from five states, including Virginia, and rendered bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. 
Huntington’s William Glavaris, one of six plaintiffs who challenged West Virginia’s law in federal court, praised the decision. 
“I'm emotional and speechless,” he said. 
Casie McGee, another Huntington plaintiff, heard the announcement at work. 
“I’m just hearing it,” she said. “I’m still speechless. Amazed, excited, and speechless.” 
The state Department of Health and Human Resources announced its bureaus have amended paper forms and online technology to implement the necessary changes. 
We expect that county clerks across the state will be able to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples by Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the latest,” said DHHR spokeswoman Allison Adler in a prepared release.
Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, folks.  Oh, and at this point, about 20 or so other states (including Ohio and Kentucky, good job on that guys) get stuck with "Behind even West Virginia on marriage equality", which is pretty failtastic if you ask me.

1 comment:

Horace Boothroyd III said...

What I find interesting about this is the fact that Norton is a Psychology PhD on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, specifically the marketing unit.

Why is he doing this research? Nobody is talking.

What I do know is that the business school faculty is extraordinarily good (unlike some of its graduates) on the level of the law and medical schools and the faculty of arts and sciences at the University. Explicitly, not like the sloppy seconds at the Kennedy School of Government or (gag) the school of public health with its hyperambitious beekeepers.

So the question remains, why is the marketing unit interested in race based perceptions? The guys have no reputation for tolerating blue sky speculations.

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