Bob Marshall

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Va. House of Delegates

Va. House approves bill giving lawmakers standing to defend gay marriage ban

Monday, February 3, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. — Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates want to give lawmakers standing in lawsuits where the attorney general and governor have chosen not to participate. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.)

Va. governor rejects call to appoint prosecutor to defend gay marriage ban

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday rejected a request from dozens of Republican lawmakers asking him to appoint a special prosecutor to defend the state’s same sex marriage ban. [ 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 → ]

Va. National Guard extends benefits to gay couples despite state marriage ban

Saturday, September 7, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Virginia National Guard said Friday it is complying with a Defense Department policy on extending benefits to qualified spouses of gay service members. [ Read more → ]
Tracy Thorne-Begland

Virginia Circuit Court appoints openly gay prosecutor to interim judgeship

Thursday, June 14, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Circuit Court on Thursday appointed openly gay Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland to fill one of several vacancies on the city District Court, just one month after the state’s General Assembly rejected his nomination. [ Read more → ]

Virginia GOP lawmakers block judicial nomination over sexual orientation

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. -- GOP lawmakers in the Virginia House of Delegates, led by virulently anti-gay Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William), have blocked the judicial nomination of an openly gay Richmond prosecutor. [ Read more → ]
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