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Former Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson, front right, speaks to the media during a demonstration outside federal court in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Jackson spoke in favor of the law banning same-sex marriage. A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The state's newly elected Democratic attorney general has already decided to side with the plaintiffs and will not defend the ban. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Josh Duggar, failed Lt. Gov. candidate headline anti-gay rally outside Va. court

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. -- Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar children from TLC's “19 Kids and Counting,” and E.W. Jackson, the failed candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor, headlined an anti-gay marriage rally in Norfolk on Tuesday while a federal judge heard arguments challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay minister defeated in Virginia race for Lt. Governor

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. — Democratic state Sen. Ralph Northam defeated Republican E.W. Jackson in a race sharply defined by social issues. [ Read more → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

Profiles in extremism: The Virginia GOP’s tea party ticket

Monday, November 4, 2013
This year, after switching its nominating process from a primary election to a convention system, the Virginia Republican Party selected three candidates for statewide office who are far out of the mainstream. [ Read more → ]
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Va. Lt. Gov. candidate resorts to lying to duck questions about anti-gay rhetoric

Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia has contorted himself in all sorts of ways to dodge questions about his extremist record, arguing that anyone who simply quotes his past statements is violating the Constitution or persecuting him or misrepresenting him. [ Read more → ]
Mark Obenshain

The other race Virginians need to watch

Sunday, August 25, 2013
Given its off year elections, Virginia is attracting a good deal of attention among political observers. LGBT Virginians, women and minorities likewise ought to be paying close attention. Why? Because the Republican statewide ticket -- which was nominated at a convention dominated by far right religious extremists and Tea Party fanatics (who usually also identify as "conservative Christians") -- is the most extreme in Virginia's history. [ Read more → ]
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Va. GOP Lt. Gov. nominee says recorded anti-gay remarks taken out of context

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Virginia Republican lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that the media has taken all of his anti-gay comments out of context and that his derogatory remarks were only directed at the “rabid radical homosexual activist movement.” [ Read more → ]
Virginia-Democrats

Advocacy group endorses Va. Democrats despite tepid support of LGBT issues

Friday, June 21, 2013
RICHMOND -- Equality Virginia PAC, the advocacy arm Equality Virgina, on Friday endorsed the Democratic ticket for Virginia's three top elective offices, while at the same time acknowledging that a lack of public comment on LGBT issues from the candidates was problematic. [ Read more → ]
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E.W. Jackson: Using my past anti-gay statements against me is ‘persecution’

Monday, June 17, 2013
E. W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia, on Monday stood by his anti-gay and anti-abortion views and suggested that efforts to hold him accountable for his previous statements now that he is running for office was somehow an unconstitutional religious test. [ Read more → ]
From left: Mark Herring, Terry McAuliffe, and Ralph Northam.

Little substance on LGBT rights from Va. Democratic candidates

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Democratic party's candidates for Virginia's top elected offices had little to offer on Wednesday on the issue of LGBT rights, despite facing a trio of vehemently anti-gay Republican opponents. [ Read more → ]
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Va. GOP candidate for Lt. Gov. defends claim that gays are ‘very sick people’

Friday, May 31, 2013
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Virginia’s GOP nominee for Lt. Governor appeared Thursday on Janet Mefferd’s radio program to defend his claims that gays and lesbians are “very sick people.” [ Read more → ]
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Candidate for Va. Lt. Governor warns same-sex marriage leads to bestiality

Thursday, May 23, 2013
During a sermon last October, Virginia GOP Lt. Governor nominee E.W. Jackson added to his long list of virulently anti-gay remarks by warning that marriage equality for gays and lesbians will result in the legalization of man-animal unions. [ Read more → ]
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Va. GOP nominates trio of anti-LGBT candidates for state leadership

Monday, May 20, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- Delegates at Virginia's GOP Convention on Saturday nominated a trio of candidates with a long history of marginalizing and demonizing LGBT people in hopes they will become their state's next leaders. [ Read more → ]
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