Thursday, October 29, 2009

Candidate for Virginia Attorney General: "Homosexual Acts Are Wrong"

Ken Cuccinelli (R) running for Attorney General in Virginia has declined to promise whether he would uphold the states nondiscrimination policy enforced by his republican predecessor.

“My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong,” said Cuccinelli, according to the Virginian-Pilot. “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,” he said (Advocate).
He is currently leading his democratic opponent Steven Shannon in the race.

Contact Ken Cuccinelli and tell him his comments are wrong and offensive. Attorney Generals are elected to serve and protect all citizens including GLBT Virginians.

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Richie said...

I just called, and the person who answered the phone said that while he said so, he didn't say anything about discriminating against GLBT folks. I told him it can be inferred from his statement "I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that." that as Attorney General he would support or put forward policy that reflects that. I told them that it's unfortunate that that attitude still exists by people seeking office and is a disservice to all GLBT people nationwide, not just in Virginia.

Queers United said...

Thanks for being proactive and calling, the mere fact that he won't say he will keep the nondiscrimination policy is troubling, furthermore his comments suggest LGBT people don't deserve rights because somehow we are unnatural and the law should reflect that? Does that mean it should be against the law to be queer?

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