A recent Associated Press article published in the State Journal gives us fair warning that the fight against homosexual marriage has reached the borders of the state and in the small town of Romney, WV.
In the article by Vicki Smith, she informs us of the “plight” of one Cynthia Landis who moved here from another state about a year after getting “married” to her partner, another female, in the District of Columbia where such transactions are considered legal.
A few years back,West Virginia passed what some in the legislature called the West Virginia Defense of Marriage Act (WVDOMA). That act requires that the State not recognize or give any substance to documents that are connected in any way to homosexual marriages conducted in other states. This law is completely compatible with the federal Defense of Marriage Act as currently enacted by the U.S. Congress (in spite of our current President’s determination solely on his own that it is unconstitutional).
Cynthia Landis’ complaint that created the “news” story is that when she attempted to obtain a West Virginia driver license in her “married” name, she was denied based on the WVDOMA’s restrictions.
About Tom Stark
Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com