Inside Higher Ed :: A Reason to Move:
Our primary reason for leaving Virginia was to gain the rights that come from legal recognition of our relationship and future family. It is clear that we would not obtain those rights in the near future in Virginia. States that choose to discriminate against their same-sex couples will continue to lose valued citizens to states that provide the same rights to all individuals, couples and families.
supporting your family is one of the most important things a university and state can do… however, it is increasingly difficult to do the right thing by friends and colleagues when the state is not just conservative, but tending toward enforcing inequality. i think this professor made the right decision.