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April 18, 2006
Everyone wants to be equal.
It’s not that much to ask.
When U.S. Sen. George Allen stopped in Culpeper last month for some small-town politicking, a high school student with Loudoun ties didn’t back down during a question-and-answer session.
Tully Satre, who attends Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, is founder/director of Equality Fauquier-Culpeper â€“ a gay rights advocacy organization.
“I can’t get married [in this state],” Satre said.
Sen. Allen responded, “Sure, you can get married.”
The back-and-forth exchange proved interesting.
Tully Satre spoke of acceptance, tolerance and a certain freedom from prejudice. He challenged Sen. Allen for opposing legislation classifying crimes against gay men and lesbians as hate crimes. Allen also recently co-sponsored a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships.