With the indirect approval of gay marriage in the state of Virginia my only question is: Why is federal approval taking so long? Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, legalized same-sex marriage in 2010. Even if we set aside the fact that denying the LGBT community their rights is comparable to the discrimination during the Civil Rights movement of the ’50s, the gay community has been a prominent, part of our society for years now. Allowing same-sex marriage nationwide would ultimately be a positive decision for the U.S.
Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s political gift scandal is just another day in the decades of legalized bribery in American politics. Even if McDonnell is found guilty, the problem of political gifts will go nowhere, until the public pressures for reform.