Tom Davis has done some pretty hypocritical stuff, but this just tops them all.
Last night at a candidateG«÷s debate with Democrat Andrew Hurst for the 11th district of Virginia House of Rep seat, Tom Davis clearly stated that he would vote for VirginiaG«÷s hate bill.
Question: Shall Article I (the Bill of Rights) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to state:
"That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions.
This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage."?
Yet, according to gaypatriot.net the The Virginia Log Cabin Republicans will hold a fundraiser for Tom Davis In case you donG«÷t know, the Log Cabin Republicans are the Gay interest group of the GOP
This hypocrisy just kills me. Tom Davis seemed pissed that this question was even asked last night, wonder if he didnG«÷t want to let this one out of the bag before the fundraiser.
The fundraiser is to be held Friday September 22nd, I urge you to contact their RSVP info email@example.com, and politely ask them to cancel this fundraiser.
You might want to point out that in 2003-2004 Tom Davis received a ZERO rating from the Human Rights Campaign.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and CC email@example.com so that we can keep track of the community outrage.
For the record, Andrew Hurst has stated unequivocally that he will vote NO on this amendment, is urging others to vote no, and has even spoken at a rally against this bill.
If you want to support an honest campaign, seeking real equality for all, please Contribute to Andy Hurst for Congress.
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1. Tom has long been a supporter of a big tent Republican Party, and he has been outspoken in his belief that the Party cannot keep harping about divisive social issues if it wishes to win more votes, especially in northern Virginia. He has always welcomed our presence in the Party and listens to our concerns.
2. Tom has been a strong supporter of non-discrimination in federal employment policy.
3. Tom has been a strong supporter of the right of the District of Columbia to control its own policies regarding gay and lesbian rights, and the same goes for spending on HIV and related issues.
4. Tom voted for the recent pension reform act that HRC hailed as a step forward for expanding the rights of same-sex couples.
5. Tom was the ONLY Congressman of either party present at the annual Commonwealth Dinner of Equality Virginia in April.
Tom is also dead wrong on the Marshall/Newman Amendment, which Log Cabin strongly opposes and works every day to defeat on election day, as do many other Republicans. We are happy to work with all Republicans who believe in greater social tolerance, and Tom is clearly one of them.
Log Cabin Republican Club of Virginia
As the architect of George W. Bush's victory, Karl Rove saw the potential of using referendums on anti-gay-marriage constitutional amendments in 11 key states, including Ohio, to drive turnout of the president's base. Trumpeting Bush's support for the federal marriage amendment was part of this strategy.
As did the Log Cabin Republicans of Virginia.
For immediate release: November 10, 2005 - LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS OF VIRGINIA CALL FOR REPUBLICAN HOUSECLEANING AFTER HIGH PROFILE DEFEATS IN STATE ELECTION