Update Feb. 3
Supervisors decline to threaten attorney general over same-sex marriage decision.
At the request of Jackson district supervisor Ron Frazier, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution at their monthly meeting Monday afternoon (Feb. 3) asking that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring step down in lieu of his recent decision finding the “natural marriage” amendment to Virginia’s constitution to be indefensible.
The resolution the supervisors will consider reads, in part, that “natural marriage has since time immemorial been a tradition and custom of the People of Virginia, and is the basic building block of society, pre-dating the establishment,” and urges Herring to “fulfill his duties to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia or vacate the office.”
“In an unprecedented act . . . [Herring] announced that he has determined that an amendment enshrining natural marriage within the Constitution of Virginia — as it has forever been defined in the history of Western Civilization, Great Britain and the United States of America — is now somehow unconstitutional,” the resolution also directs County Administrator John McCarthy “to file an ethics complaint with the Virginia State Bar for the ongoing breach of his duty.”