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  Terry McAuliffe Backs Marriage Equality, Amps Up Contrast in Virginia Governor's Race
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Apr 07, 2013 04:35pm
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AuthorLUCAS GRINDLEY
MediaMagazine - The Advocate
News DateSunday, April 7, 2013 09:35:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIf Virginia's gubernatorial race comes down to the two favorites — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli — it will be a contest of two totally different ideas on LGBT rights.

McAuliffe made clear for this first time on Saturday during a fundraiser for Equality Virginia that he supports marriage equality.

“We’ve got to make sure that Virginia is open and welcoming to everybody,” McAuliffe said, according to The Richmond Times-Dispatch. The former chairman of the Democratic Party and strategist for Bill and Hillary Clinton told attendees that the debate about repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy "really enlightened me."
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