"Mr. Deeds Does Not Support Gay Rights"
10:02 AM, Sep 10, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A 1999 statement from Creigh Deeds's spokesman in the Staunton Daily News Leader:
That same year Deeds took out a full page ad declaring his opposition to "special rights" for gays, and in 2006 he voted for an amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Deeds now calls that vote "a mistake."
As evidence of Deeds's evolution on gay rights, however, in 2007 he did support the right of same-sex couples to ... get gym memberships at UVA. How progressive! From the June 21, 2007 Washington Post:
As the Post noted, it was then-attorney general and alleged Christianist zealot Bob McDonnell who actually issued the ruling allowing this benefit to extend to same-sex partners.