Monday, January 23


Hizzah to Sen. Russell Potts -- chairman of a Virginia General Assembly committee -- for killing a right-wing-backed bill that would have prohibited officials from listing two unmarried persons as adoptive parents on birth certificates issued by the state. (Potts is the moderate Republican who ran as an independent in the Virginia's 2005 gubernatorial race won by Democrat Tim Kaine.) In similar news, gay-baiting über-Catholic Del. Bob Marshall lost his bid to prohibit assistive reproduction for unmarried persons in the Commonwealth.

Maybe our legislators do feel a little bad about their unabashed rush to enshrine the nation's harshest SuperDOMA in the state constitution.