What a miserable human being Gov. Bob McDonnell is. He’s not an unintelligent man; he knows full well that there is discrimination in his state, and that bias lawsuits have been filed by LGBT citizens of the Commonwealth — have failed because of the the lack of protections due to the bigotry running rampant in its legislature.
When McDonnell declined to include LGBT protections in his executive order, he said the move would require approval from the general assembly but kept it unclear whether he would ever sign such a law if passed. According to The Washington Post, he indicated Thursday that he would not support a nondiscrimination law:
“Asked today on the ‘Ask the Governor’ program at Richmond’s WRVA radio whether he would sign such legislation, he said, ‘I don’t know that we need it based on the numbers that I’ve seen.’
“He added: ‘There really isn’t any rampant discrimination on any basis in Virginia. If you’re going to have a law, it needs to actually address a real problem.'”