The Tin Man: Virginia Amendment. Tin Man points to an interesting poll that shows that Virginia voters are much less likely to approve the specific anti-gay-marriage amendment language that will be on the state ballot this fall than they were a year ago when asked about a general defense of marriage amendment.
How to read this? Either Virginians are anti-gay but recognize the threats posed to heterosexual unmarried couples imposed by the proposed amendment, or they find it easy to be bigoted in general terms but reluctant to impose specific anti-gay language. Or maybe people’s minds have changed over the last year. Anyway, a small ray of hope from my home state.