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A group called Forward Together PAC, with Senator Mark Warner as honorary chair, has this ad that is a petition to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to support “marriage equality” and uphold the decision in Norfolk federal court striking down the Marshall/Newman marriage amendment.

Here’s the text:

Tell the Court of Appeals: It’s Time for Marriage Equality in VA!

A federal judge just ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional! All of us are created equal, and we should all be able to marry the person we love.

But this fight is now headed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond — and until they rule, same-sex couples in committed relationships are still being denied their right to marry in Virginia.

Please use the form below and stand with US Senator Mark Warner. Tell the Court of Appeals to rule in favor of marriage equality.

This is offensive and nearly contemptuous of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit!  A court cannot and should not be entreated like they are politicians!  It’s grossly inappropriate.  If Senator Mark Warner wants to hire an attorney to file an amicus brief supporting “marriage equality”, he can do so.  But this PAC using his name and his campaign organization’s name should renounce this ad and publicly apologize to the Fourth Circuit in writing.  So should the Senator.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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