Creep of the Week: Ken Cuccinelli

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Ken Cuccinelli

Let’s say, hypothetically, that you wanted to become Virginia’s next governor and you want to find a way to stand out and get noticed. You could run on a job creation platform. You could promise to lower taxes. Or maybe even vow to improve public education.

But let’s face it. Those issues are boring. Voters have been there done that. Let’s think. There’s got to be something … wait, I’ve got it! If you really want to win, campaign on the promise to ban oral sex. Because if there’s one thing that people hate, it’s the scourge of fellatio and cunnilingus.

Haha. Just kidding. Who would ever run on such a platform?

Why, Ken Cuccinelli would, of course. And by Jove he will fight for your right to have only penile-vaginal intercourse, the way God intended. (And then, not incidentally, he will fight against your right to have an abortion, also because of God and Cuccinelli’s belief that he should be in charge of what goes in and comes out of Virginia’s vaginas.)

You see, Cuccinelli, who is currently Virginia’s attorney general and is running for governor, is campaigning hard and fast to keep Virginia’s sodomy law, which makes anal and oral sex a felony, on the books. The very type of law that was declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in the 2003 Lawrence v Texas ruling.

But that is just a pesky little detail.

—  D’Anne Witkowski

More extremism from Virginia AG Cuccinelli

Rabid anti-gay attorney general Ken Cuccinelli is also a “birther.”

When asked about what can be done about President Obama’s birth certificate, he said that the situation would be resolved when someone who is convicted of violating a law enacted during this administration challenges the conviction on the grounds that someone unqualified to be president signed it into law.

Recently, Cuccinelli made national news instructing Virginia’s state universities to remove sexual orientation from their non-discrimination policies and restated his assertion that the universities had no right to not discriminate even after a non-discrimination order from the governor.

—  David Taffet

Rabid anti-gay Virginia AG not giving in

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is not giving in on removing sexual orientation from the non-discrimination policies of the state universities.

We reported that Cuccinelli ordered the Virginia state universities to remove language from their policies and that Gov. Robert McDonnell reversed that decision with his own order.

According to the Washington Post, McDonnell issued an executive directive, which is not legally binding. Cuccinelli said that state law doesn’t cover sexual orientation and only the General Assembly can change that.

Equality Virginia called on the governor to appoint a special counsel to enforce his directive and to push for changes to the state’s law.

—  David Taffet

Va. governor reverses attorney general on anti-gay discrimination

Gov. Robert McDonnell
Gov. Robert McDonnell

A week after Ken Cuccinelli, the new Republican attorney general of Virginia, directed state universities to eliminate sexual orientation from their nondiscrimination policies, the new Republican governor, Robert F. McDonnell, has stepped into the controversy.

He has issued an executive order that replaces one he issued last month. This time he included sexual orientation. He said:

“We will not tolerate discrimination based on sexual orientation or any other basis that’s outlawed under state or federal law or the Constitution, and if it is reported, then I will take action, from reprimand to termination, to make sure that does not occur. I believe this properly takes care of it and assures the good people of Virginia that we will absolutely not have discrimination in this state.”

—  David Taffet