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A Week of Hiding and Bigotry from Senator Dick Black


The following press release is from DPVA; the clip by homophobic bigot and right wingnut Sen. Dick Black begins at 1:27.

It’s been a bad week for Senator Dick Black. First, he is still refusing to say if he agrees with the Governor’s actions on Confederate flag license plates. This is notable because Black has previously gone out of his way to support the symbol — in 2003, Senator Black authored a bill to ensure that the flag could remain on Virginia license plates.

But that’s not all:

In the video clip above, Black is not shy about his bigotry and intolerance for Virginians in reacting to the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationally. He says “the gay community is quite militant” and vehemently opposes the Court’s ruling.

“Senator Dick Black is completely out-of-step with Virginians,” said Morgan Finkelstein, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “In just one week, Dick Black showed a lack of leadership on the Confederate flag issue and a lack of character by insulting thousands of LGBT Virginians. Come November, voters will show him the door.”

  • NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Announces Endorsement of Dr. Jill McCabe in District 13 Senate Race

    Endorsement highlights organization’s dedication to building a pro-choice majority in the Virginia Senate

    Alexandria, VA – Today, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia PAC, the commonwealth’s leading political organization for women’s health and reproductive rights, announced its endorsement of Dr. Jill McCabe, candidate for Senate District 13 in Loudoun and Prince William Counties. McCabe, a physician and Medical Director at Inova Loudoun Hospital, is challenging anti-choice incumbent Senator Dick Black.

    “From the moment Dick Black joined the state Senate in 2011, he made waging dangerous and callous attacks on Virginia women’s health and rights his top priority,” said Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. “Senator Black is about as extreme as they come – from voting to subject Virginia women to invasive and medically-unnecessary mandatory ultrasounds to supporting “personhood” legislation that would ban common forms of birth control, and even sponsoring a cruel abortion ban during the recent legislative session.

    In contrast, Dr. Jill McCabe is a strong, dedicated medical professional who will work to expand access to health care, stand firm against ongoing attacks on women’s rights, and keep government out of families’ private medical decisions. As a woman, mother, and well-respected pediatric physician, McCabe understands firsthand the critical importance of comprehensive health care for women and girls, and she can be counted on to defend Virginians’ fundamental rights – from their doctors’ office, to the state Capitol, and beyond. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to endorse Dr. Jill McCabe in her race for state Senate, and we look forward to helping her defeat Dick Black in November.”

    “I’m honored to receive this endorsement and to stand up for the rights of all Virginians,” added McCabe.  “As a doctor, I know how important women’s health services are.  I’ll always fight to ensure that a woman’s personal decisions about her health care stay between her and her doctor – without intrusion and debate from politicians.”

    NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia supports candidates who are dedicated to protecting and advancing family planning, preventing unintended pregnancy and increasing access to reproductive healthcare for women, including safe, legal abortion. The organization’s powerful statewide network of activists will mobilize pro-choice voters in SD 13 and across Virginia to elect Jill McCabe and other pro-choice candidates this November.