Virginia’s governor’s race is really heating up and the Conservative VA Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, is trailing Hillary Clinton’s former campaign manager, Terry McAuliffe, by an uncomfortably wide margin, reports U.S. News and World Report.
The Washington Post poll cited by U.S. News reveals that Ken isn’t just fighting Terry. He’s also having to combat a Libertarian opponent named Robert Sarvis who’s garnering a whopping 10 per cent of likely voters that would normally be casting Republican ballots.
According to The Post’s poll, the current percentages seem to be 47 percent for Terry, 39 percent for Ken and 10 percent for Sarvis.
Without Sarvis in the picture, Ken and Terry would be in a statistical dead heat.
WHY THIS ELECTION MATTERS FOR TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE
You know that Terry McAuliffe is an avid supporter of gay marriage.
What you may not know is that the Libertarian, Robert Sarvis, is also a proponent of gay marriage too. Here’s his ad telling you that he wants gay marriage to be legal in VA:
Ken Cuccinelli the only man in the race who opposes gay marriage.
U.S. SUPREME COURT SUMMER DECISIONS PUT VA ON THE FOREFRONT OF GAY MARRIAGE BATTLE
Hollingsworth vs. Perry did not define marriage as federally protected civil right between same sex couples.
However, the justices did decide they wouldn’t consider hearing any federal marriage appeal not supported by the state’s Governor, Lt. Gov., and Attorney General, who are in charge of enforcing (or not enforcing) state marriage laws.
The U.S. vs. Windsor case made individual states responsible for their own legal definition of marriage and bared the federal government from exclusively, legally defending the traditional definition of marriage.
When taken together, these two decisions make who wins and who loses gubernatorial races even more important than they always have been.
REAL NORFOLK, VA COURTROOM DRAMA IS MAKING VA THE NATIONAL GAY MARRIAGE TEST CASE
The former senior “hanging chad” lawyers for George W. Bush and Al Gore’s 2000 Supreme Court battle are working together to overturn VA’s pro-traditional marriage laws, reports The Washington Post.
Republican, Theodore Olson and Democrat, David Boies both believe that VA’s definition of marriage as a sacred institution between one man and one woman is, “draconian.”
Today, Olson and Boies have announced that they will represent two homosexual couples in Norfolk, VA, who want to end VA’s ban on gay marriage.
Gay men, Timothy Bostic and Tony London, want their “union” recognized by VA.
Lesbians, Carol Schall and Mary Townley were married in CA. They say they have a 15 year-old daughter who deserves to have her parents’ CA “marriage” just as legal in VA.
This year’s governor’s election and beginning of these legal proceedings have combined to make the perfect political storm.
Whoever wins the governor’s mansion just weeks from now will help determine if VA maintains its Conservative position on marriage or becomes one more example of state sanctioned moral relativism.