Raleigh, N.C.- In light of the United States Supreme Court's ruling striking down, as unconstitutional, the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Republican, North Carolina, was asked what she intended to do in regards to the thousands of military personnel stationed in her state, who now have federally recognized marriage equality rights that contrast with the state's recently passed constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage. Congresswoman Foxx replied that she would have to consider moving all federal workers, including the military, out of her state.
When asked if the loss of the eight military bases, and thousands of other federal employees, would significantly and adversely effect the local and state economy of the state, she claimed that there are enough like-minded people across the country who would be willing to move into the state to take up the economic slack, when they see the strong stance North Carolina is taking to uphold "traditional" marriage.
Foxx, who ignited national outrage with comments on the floor of Congress, that called the death of gay teen Mathew Shepard, a "hoax", has been a strong opponent of same-sex marriage rights. When satirical absurdity hits so close to an elected official's persona, it is clearly time for a change.