Ding! Dong! The bill is dead!

Ding! Dong! The bill is dead! February 26, 2012

Remember that “personhood” bill in Virginia that looked like it would pass before fair-minded people started a ruckus?  Just like gods of old, it’s dead.

I am delighted to now say that the nauseatingly religious and virulently anti-woman ‘Personhood’ bill was defeated in the Senate.

According to HuffPo, the bill was defeated in a 24-14 vote, and the Senate agreed to Republican Leader Tommy Norment’s (R-James City County) motion to table the extremist legislation until next year’s legislative session. Helpfully enough, six Republicans defied their party’s uncompromising and rigid thinking and joined 18 Democratic senators to kill the bill…for now at least. It was originally thought that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R)  was going to provide the tie-breaker vote, but Norment judiciously believed the bill needed further study. It looks like women can temporarily unclench the aspirin between their legs.

It’s a temporary reprieve with the scent of permanence.  Good job to everybody who kicked and screamed.

 


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