New Virginia Bill Would Satisfy All The Kim Davis-Wannabes In The State

A bill has been introduced to the Virginia General Assembly that would make it legal for government employees to pull a Kim Davis and refuse to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples on religious grounds.

From CBS 6:

A Virginia Senator has introduced a bill to the General Assembly that would make it legal for a clerk or deputy clerk to refuse to issue a marriage license if such clerk has an objection based on personal, ethical, moral, or religious grounds...

James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia, told the AP, the Supreme Court’s June ruling that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide has sparked a rush of Virginia legislation that he considers “harmful or discriminatory” to the LGBT community.

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