Adaptively reusing the site would've also respected the Sisters' wishes to remain at MdeC (as mentioned in a 2008 article, "WJU To Rent The Mount").
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Morrisey rationalizes ban on gay marriage
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office has argued that a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of West Virginia's ban on same sex marriages should be dismissed because the plaintiffs did not demonstrate damages. Not being able to marry the person you love is not a damage? OMG (Oh my goodness.)
Attorney General Morrisey's position stands in stark contrast with U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby of Utah who recently wrote: "The State's current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason."
We can only hope that West Virginia courts follow Judge Shelby's reasoning and not Attorney General Morrisey's rationalization.