The following news release (in a slightly different form) was sent out today by Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty:
News Release from
Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty
P.O. Box 3913
Charlottesville, VA 22903
GLIL President to Speak at Virginia Tech on Marriage Amendment, September 14
(Blacksburg, Va., September 12, 2006) --- Richard Sincere, president of Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty (GLIL), will speak at Virginia Tech on Thursday, September 14, about the proposed Marshall/Newman Amendment to the Virginia state constitution (the so-called “marriage amendment”).
The event, sponsored by the Libertarians at Virginia Tech and other student organizations, will take place in the Squires Haymarket Theater from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Molly McClintock of the Commonwealth Coalition will also speak. Delegate James M. Shuler (D-12th District) will introduce the program.
Richard Sincere was the first openly gay candidate for public office in Virginia, running twice for the House of Delegates in District 49 (1991 special election and 1993 general election) and for Arlington County Treasurer (1991 general election). He has served as chairman of the Libertarian Party of Virginia. In addition to serving as president of Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty (www.glil.org), a non-partisan organization, Sincere is also vice-chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia and is the Republican member of the Electoral Board for the City of Charlottesville.
A widely published writer on public policy topics, Richard Sincere is the author of two books on U.S. policy toward Africa. He has contributed articles to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Roanoke Times, and other newspapers. He is the entertainment editor for The Metro Herald, an African-American weekly based in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Commonwealth Coalition (www.votenova.org) is spearheading opposition to the Marshall/Newman Amendment, urging Virginians to “vote no” on Ballot Measure #1 on November 7.
In addition to the Libertarians at Virginia Tech, Thursday’s forum is cosponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance; Amnesty International; and the Young Democrats at Virginia Tech.
Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty was founded in February 1991 to advance the ideas of economic and personal freedom and individual responsibility. It has members across the United States and in several foreign countries. For more information, visit http://www.glil.org.-30-