Now they vote to make gambling on or charging admission to a cockfight a Class 6 felony instead of a Class 3 misdemeanor.
...The panel stopped short of expanding the penalty to all participants of cockfighting events and those who raise gamecocks. Instead, as is the case now, only gambling on or charging admission to cockfighting would be illegal, with a maximum fine of $2,500 and five years in jail. Under current law, the penalty is a Class 3 misdemeanor, with a maximum fine of $500 but no jail time.Perhaps the Deuce shouldn't judge. Maybe the Legislature is encouraging promoters to open the cockfights to the general public to encourage families to come out for some wholesome fun. The family that watches cockfights together stays together unless the two cocks fighting are the two gay dads, Francis and Raoul. Nothing against gay adoption or marriage. It's just hard to see a gay couple making it alive together outside of northern VA especially at a cockfight. If anything, the panel's actions may bring the Central American and Muslim immigrants in northern Virginia together with the yahoos in southern and western Virginia together. Pupusas and pitchforks unite! Take that, Virgil Goode and Tom Tancredo.