Tag: West Virginia

Eric Porterfield should resign for homophobic comments

Photo courtesy of West Virginia Legislature A West Virginia Republican state lawmaker is facing bipartisan backlash after comparing LGBTQ+ people to the Ku Klux Klan in a recent interview.  In the interview, Eric Porterfield claimed the LGBTQ+ community has “persecuted” him because of comments he has made in the past […]

Confederate plaque stirs up controversy in West Virginia

Photo courtesy of Gilbert Gaul, Wikipedia A civil war plaque hanging in a courthouse that lists former Confederate soldiers has caused conflict among residents in Jefferson County, West Virginia. After a small group of African-American women sent a letter to the county commission demanding to have the plaque removed, voters […]