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Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (center) with openly gay state lawmakers Mark Sickles (left) and Adam Ebbin (right), at a private LGBT Pride Month celebration in Richmond.

McAuliffe becomes first Va. governor to issue LGBT Pride proclamation

Saturday, June 21, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- In a private reception held at the Governor’s Mansion earlier this week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe proclaimed June LGBT Pride month, making him the first ever Virginia governor to do so. Equality Virginia’s Executive Director James Parrish was in attendance at the event, thanked McAuliffe for taking this step and showing his support ... [ Read more → ]
Bob Marshall

Va. GOP leader blocks attempt to impeach AG over gay marriage support

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- Republican leaders in the Virginia state legislate have blocked an effort begin an impeachment inquiry process against Attorney General Mark Herring over his support for marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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Va. transgender woman granted routine name change after 5 months of ‘scrutiny’

Thursday, May 22, 2014
LYNCHBURG, Va. — A Virginia transgender woman whose routine name change request was stalled by a Lynchburg, Va., judge who flagged it for “extra scrutiny,” has been granted her request and will not be subjected to a second hearing to justify the change. [ Read more → ]
Julianna Fialkowski

Va. judge flags transgender woman’s name change request for ‘extra scrutiny’

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A Virginia transgender woman who was denied a name change by a Lynchburg, Va., circuit court judge earlier this year is due back in court on Friday for a second hearing on her request.. [ Read more → ]
Members of the Family Foundation and traditional marriage, Barbara Kerns, of Midlothain, Va., left, and Linda Gagliardo, of Chester Va., pray outside the Federal Appeals Court in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Federal appeals court hears Va. same-sex marriage case

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage entered the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday, and judge's questions and comments seemed to demonstrate a lean towards supporting marriage equality in the commonwealth. [ Read more → ]
Marriage equality supporters and opponents gather outside the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Marriage equality supporters, opponents gather outside federal appeals court

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal appeals court is taking up the issue of same-sex marriage on Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of marriage equality in Virginia, while demonstrators on both sides of the issue clashed outside the Lewis Powell Courthouse in downtown Richmond. [ Read more → ]
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Parent wants book about ‘Two Boys Kissing’ removed from school library

Monday, April 7, 2014
WARRENTON, Va. -- A Virginia high school is once again considering a parent's appeal to remove a book from the school's library that depicts two boys kissing on its cover. [ Read more → ]
Bob Marshall

Va. lawmaker proposes to deny married same-sex couples tax equality

Monday, January 13, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia lawmaker who authored the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, has proposed new legislation to change the Virginia state code to further define the tax benefits denied to legally married same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Bills to allow second parent adoption to be considered by Va. general assembly

Friday, January 10, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- Two bills hoping to make second parent adoption easier for couples in Virginia, including same-sex couples, are headed to the 2014 General Assembly. [ Read more → ]
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Bills to ban workplace discrimination introduced in Va. general assembly

Thursday, January 9, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- Two bills to ban discrimination in the public workforce across Virginia have been put before the state's General Assembly for the 2014 season. [ Read more → ]
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