Judge Who Ruled that Virginia’s Anti-Gay-Marriage Amendment is Unconstitutional Was Confirmed 96-0

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    In a detail that’s likely to make homophobic heads explode, it turns out that Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen – who issued the ruling that Virginia’s anti-gay-marriage amendment is unconstituational, was confirmed 96-0 by the U.S. Senate. Those voting to confirm Judge Wright included the following right-wing Republican U.S. Senators (note that Paul and Rubio are both likely 2016 Republican presidential contenders):

    *Rand Paul

    *Marco Rubio

    *Jim DeMint

    *Mitch McConnell

    *James Inhofe

    *Tom Coburn

    Also voting “yea” were Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner of Virginia. Thank you to everyone – even the homophobic Republicans – who voted to confirm this superb judge! 🙂