So, I recently learned (thanks to pegkerr's comment in sleigh's journal) of the Commonwealth of Virginia's recently enacted "Affirmation of Marriage Act." It states:
A civil union, partnership contract or other arrangement between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges or obligations of marriage is prohibited. Any such civil union, partnership contract or other arrangement entered into by persons of the same sex in another state or jurisdiction shall be void in all respects in Virginia and any contractual rights created thereby shall be void and unenforceable.Part of me wants to engage in wholesale contract fraud with people of the male gender in Virginia in order to point out the serious flaws of this law. I mean, come on, Virginia, this law seems to say that if I were to go on vacation to that state with a male friend (maybe even my brother) and get into an accident that left me unconscious, the health care power-of-attorney I set up with him for just that sort of occurrence would be worthless and he would be unable to instruct doctors as to my care.