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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 → ]
Pat Robertson

The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013
By all accounts, 2013 was a banner year for the gay rights movement: The Supreme Court struck down the worst part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine new states legalized marriage equality, polls showed Americans backing gay rights in ever-growing numbers, anti-gay crusader Ken Cuccinelli was defeated in his bid to become Virginia’s governor, the Boy Scouts loosened their discriminatory policies, and the “ex-gay” movement began to self-destruct. [ Read more → ]
Cliff Owen, APSupporters celebrate the news that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has been elected the next Governor of Virginia during the election night party in Tysons Corner, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.

Cuccinelli defeated, McAuliffe elected governor of Virginia

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
TYSONS CORNER, Va. — Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress. [ 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 → ]
Jacquelyn Martin, APVice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, right, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Annandale, Va.

Biden: Whole nation looking to Virginia governor’s race

Monday, November 4, 2013
ANNANDALE, Va. -- The entire nation is watching the state's election for governor, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday, adding that a critical decision is at stake: whether Virginians choose progress or turn back the clock on women, gays and the middle class. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), left, and Ken Cuccinelli on Va.

In Va. and N.J., a contrasting tale of two Republican parties

Thursday, October 24, 2013
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- This fall's races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey offer a revealing window into the fight for the future of the Republican Party. [ Read more → ]
The Duggars

Duggars campaign for anti-gay Va. gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli

Saturday, October 12, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- A busload of reality television stars - all from the same family - will cruise through Virginia to support anti-gay Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli. [ Read more → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

Supreme Court won’t hear Cuccinelli’s appeal to reinstate sodomy law

Monday, October 7, 2013
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Courtwon’t hear an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down Virginia’s anti-sodomy law. [ Read more → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

Cuccinelli cites 600-year-old law, religion in brief defending Va. gay marriage ban

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Citing antiquated laws, using arguments that have previously failed constitutional muster, and referencing religion as the basis for state law, Virgina Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has filed a brief in a federal court defending Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Olson Boies

Prop 8 attorneys join in challenge to overturn Va. same-sex marriage ban

Monday, September 30, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The high-profile legal tandem that brought down California's prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
VA debate

Va. candidates for governor clash over LGBT, womens’ rights in first debate

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
McLEAN, Va. -- Republican Ken Cuccinelli found himself furiously rejecting claims by his Democratic opponent in the governor's race, Terry McAuliffe, that his actions against gay rights as Attorney General had almost driven business from Virginia. [ Read more → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

Va. tech PAC led by ‘LGBT-friendly’ execs endorses anti-gay AG for governor

Monday, September 16, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- A political action committee led by technology company executives of major U.S. corporations that have marketed themselves as LGBT-inclusive -- including Facebook, Microsoft, AOL, Comcast, Cox, Intuit, Monster and Oracle -- have endorsed Republican candidate and Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli to be Virginia's next governor. [ 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 → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

U.S. Supreme Court denies Cuccinelli’s request for stay on Va. sodomy law

Saturday, August 10, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request by Virginia Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli to put on hold a lower court ruling that nullified a sweeping anti-sodomy state law. [ Read more → ]

Target gives $50K to group supporting anti-gay Va. candidate Ken Cuccinelli

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Back in 2010, Target Corporation was forced to apologize when it came out that it had funded campaign ads on behalf of virulently anti-gay Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. The controversy hit the Minnesota-based company hard, in part because it vocally supports gay rights and has a reputation as a supportive workplace for LGBT people. [ Read more → ]

‘The View’ takes shots at Ken Cuccinelli over support for sodomy law

Monday, July 22, 2013
The ladies of ABC's "The View" took their shots at Virgina Attorney General and GOP candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli on Monday for his campaign pledge to reinstate Virginia's “crimes against nature” sodomy law that bans oral and anal sex among all consenting adults. [ Read more → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

Cuccinelli stands by his beliefs that gays are ‘soulless’ and ‘self-destructive’

Sunday, July 21, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli said in a debate on Saturday that he stands by his statements that LGBT people are "soulless" and “self-destructive.” [ Read more → ]

Poll: Va. voters support same-sex marriage, Gov. race tight

Thursday, July 18, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. — Fifty percent of registered Virginia voters support same-sex marriage compared to 43 percent who don't, with a clear majority of women approving it, a new poll has found. [ Read more → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

Va. AG launches ‘child predators’ website to build support for sodomy laws

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has launched a website to build support for his fight to keep the state's sodomy laws on the books, and to attack Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. [ Read more → ]
Ken CuccinelliPhoto: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons

Va. AG wants U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate sodomy law

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Virginia's anti-sodomy law, arguing that a lower court misinterpreted the scope of the justices' 2003 decision invalidating a similar law in Texas. [ Read more → ]

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 → ]
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 → ]
E.W. Jackson

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 → ]
Ken Cuccinelli

Federal appeals court rejects Va. AG’s request to reconsider ban on sodomy law

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
RICHMOND -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has denied a request by the Virginia Attorney General's office to appeal to a March decision that struck down state sodomy laws. [ Read more → ]
Ken CuccinelliPhoto: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons

Va. AG petitions federal appeals court to reinstate sodomy law

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, challenging a recent court ruling that struck down Virginia's sodomy laws. [ Read more → ]
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