Terry McAuliffe for Governor

LGBT Virginians for Terry

Terry McAuliffe is committed to supporting Virginia's LGBT Community. He believes the rights of LGBT Virginians are at stake in this election.

Terry McAuliffe:
Putting Virginia First

Ken Cuccinelli:
Focused On His Own Agenda

Terry has publicly expressed his support for marriage equality: "I believe everyone should be treated fairly... I personally favor civil marriage for committed couples of the same-sex."

Cuccinelli Reaffirmed his opposition to marriage equality: "Virginians decided this in 2006 that we were going to respect traditional marriage... I don't see that changing anytime soon... what we treat as a married couple is one man and one woman in Virginia."

Terry has publicly committed to reinstating an executive order last issued by Gov. Kaine. See what he said at this year's Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner: "My first executive order, will be the same as Governor Warner and Governor Kaine before — to outlaw any discrimination in Virginia based upon any issue... I want to make sure we are open and welcoming to everybody. You cannot do that if you put up walls around Virginia and you."

In 2010, Cuccinelli wrote a letter to Virginia's state colleges and universities instructing them to rescind non-discrimination policies that protected gay and lesbian workers. In fact, he believes being gay or lesbian is wrong: "My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They're intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it's appropriate to have policies that reflect that..."

Terry McAuliffe condemns hateful rhetoric and will not tolerate mean-spirited attacks directed at any community.

Cuccinelli's actions were so extreme they jeopardized Governor McDonnell's efforts to lure a major employer to Virginia.

Terry McAuliffe supports including sexual orientation as a protected class under hate crime legislation.

Cuccinelli opposed adding sexual orientation as a protected class under hate crime legislation.

Cuccinelli and his running mate E.W. Jackson make the most extreme ticket in Virginia history. Cuccinelli said the "homosexual agenda... brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but of their soul," while Jackson has gone so far to call gays "perverted" and "very sick people psychologically, mentally, and emotionally."

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