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Moran Endorsed by Ebbin, Young Dems

Anita Kumar

Del. Adam P. Ebbin, the highest-ranking openly gay elected official in Virginia and the only openly gay member of the General Assembly, endorsed Democrat Brian Moran for governor.

Ebbin cited Moran's long-term commitment to fighting discrimination and his opposition to the Virginia marriage amendment, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman and was passed by voters in 2006.

"Brian Moran has always been a leader in the fight against discrimination, even when it wasn't popular," Ebbin said.

Moran, a former delegate, had been endorsed by the Virginia Partisans Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club and received the support of Equality Virginia PAC.

Moran was also endorsed by a couple dozen members of the Virginia Young Democrats, College Democrats and Students for Barack Obama. Moran will speak at the Young Democrats convention in Charlottesville today.

"Brian has proven to be an effective legislator and a true fighter for the progressive values that will keep Virginia moving forward in the 21st century," said Eugene Resnick, former president of the College Democrats of Virginia Federation.

By Anita Kumar  |  March 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Brian J. Moran , Election 2009  
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In the spirit of how we treat the least among us, please consider...
Compare and contrast; one of my high school english teachers drilled that one.
Compare and contrast: Slave rights and gay rights; the contrasts are easy, the comparisons are profound. Slave marriages were not legally honored either. They could not create and sign contracts and what is marriage mostly (legally speaking) but a huge contract with thousands of rights and responsibilities.
Studies show that married people are slightly happier, healthier, and wealthier than their single counterparts and this is true for gay people as well. Therefore, it is in the state's best economic interest to allow for marriage equality.

Posted by: boarderthom | March 28, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

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