Rate Your State Part 10: The Old Dominion

Virginia sucks. I mean it really sucks. I should know, I live in Virginia. The reasons why it sucks are many: not even Democrats like taxes here so the roads and highways are horribly maintained and the highway signs are confusing, the people in the Northern part of the Commonwealth, particularly Fairfax County (where I live), are terribly rude and snobby, and the politics are terrible. Most of the tax revenue comes from the North, but the social politics of the southern portion of the state can often rule in statewide elections. Furthermore, as the capital of Virginia is the former capital of the Confederate States of America, every major (and minor) road and highway is named after a Confederate General or segregationist politician. The earliest highway, Highway #1, is know as “Jefferson Davis Highway”. Being a person of color (that color being black), this offends me a bit. More Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than anywhere else, so in addition to having drive on Jeff Davis Highway, there is a battlefield monument every few miles. I used to work in an office that was right next to the Bull Run Battlefield. Yuck!

It is the state in which are most favored Founders were from: Washington, Jefferson, and Madison. The Commonwealth of Virginia ratified the constitution on June 25, 1788. In 2006, Virginia passed an amendment to the state’s constitution in order to “protect” marriage. Sigh. It states that:

“That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage.”

Double Sigh. So needless to say, unmarried couples, gay or straight, are summarily fucked by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Collect $200. Just go home and cry in your unenforceable unmarried cohabitation agreement you unmarried loser. I think Virginia deserves a negative score. The Unmarried Estate Blog is hereby introducing a negative scoring system: The Fuck You!

Virginia’s Score: 5 Fuck Yous!

Fuck You!

Fuck You!

Fuck You!

Fuck You! and

Fuck You!

Grrrrrrr….

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