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Anti-Gay Activists Had WV In Crosshairs — But Misfired

Jim Burroway

March 30th, 2009

West Virginia’s House of Delegates voted today mostly along party lines to quash a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. All 29 House Republicans joined one Democrat to move the measure out of committee, where it had been stalled, but 67 other House Democrats defeated the effort.

Last week it was reported that the Family Policy Council of West Virginia was targeting House Judiciary Chairwoman Carrie Webster and Monongalia County Delegate Barbara Fleischa with harrassing phone calls:

“They call my staff idiots. They call my staff God-haters,” the Kanawha County Democrat [Delegate Webster] said. “I believe people should be able to exercise their free speech, but I do think it’s a manipulation.”

This isn’t the first time the Family Policy Council of West Virginia has deployed aggressive tactics. Last month, they garnered national attention with an ad comparing gays with snipers targeting families. The Family Policy Council of West Virginia is listed as an official fully-associated council of Focus On the Family.



March 30th, 2009 | LINK

Fairness WV ( is doing good work here.

April 1st, 2009 | LINK

I am so very very very PROUD of my state right now.

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