Nelson County Democratic Committee Resolution Regarding DPVA Chair

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    Nelson County Democratic Committee Resolution

    We, the members of the Nelson County Democratic Committee,

    assert that promotion of equal rights for all citizens is a basic tenet of our party’s beliefs.

    We believe the legitimacy of same-sex marriage resides within this body of equal rights in the minds of the preponderance of our party.

    We respect the right of members of our party to disagree on this matter due to their sincerely held religious beliefs.

    However, we believe it is essential that anyone who would assume the position of leader of the Democratic Party of Virginia must openly support same-sex marriage as an important and immutable “equal right.”

    Approved March 6, 2014 by the Nelson County Democratic Committee

    • STATEMENT TO MEDIA ON NOMINATION OF MAYOR DWIGHT JONES

      The House Democratic Caucus today decided to support the Governor McAuliffe’s recommendation for DPVA chair, the Honorable Dwight Jones Mayor of Richmond.  The decision was reached on majority vote after considerable discussion and debate.

      There was broad consensus about his leadership in the areas of equality, diversity and civil rights, and his advocacy, as Mayor, in protecting the rights of the LGBT community.  The Caucus fully expects him to support Democratic principles as Chair.

    • Dan Sullivan

      And raised a glass to the committee’s resolution at Blue Mountain Brewery.