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McAuliffe becomes Virginia’s first sitting governor to attend LGBT pride

| Sunday, September 28, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) at Virginia Pridefest, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Saturday became the first sitting governor of the state to attend Virginia’s annual LGBT Pridefest. “It’ a new day in Virginia, I can tell you that folks,” said McAuliffe, speaking in front of thousands of enthusiastic and LGBT Virginians and allies. “I was the first elected official in the south to come out to come out for marriage ...

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McAuliffe becomes first Va. governor to issue LGBT Pride proclamation

| Saturday, June 21, 2014
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.
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 ...

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

| Monday, February 3, 2014
Va. House of Delegates
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.

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

| Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.)
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.

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

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Bob Marshall
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.

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McAuliffe signs executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state workers

| Saturday, January 11, 2014
APTerry McAuliffe
RICHMOND, Va. — Just moments after his inauguration on Saturday, Virgina governor Terry McAuliffe signed “Executive Order Number 1,” a directive prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities in Virginia state government.

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Terry McAuliffe sworn in as Virginia’s 72nd governor

| Saturday, January 11, 2014
Patrick Semansky, APVirginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, waves to supporters alongside his wife Dorothy during inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton look on in the background.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and rainmaker for Bill and Hillary Clinton, was sworn in as Virginia's 72nd governor on a mild and rainy Saturday.

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Va. governor-elect McAuliffe to reinstate order protecting LGBT state employees

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
Terry McAuffile
TYSON'S CORNER, Va. -- Virginia's newly elected Democratic governor said Wednesday that among his first priorities when he takes office is to reinstate an order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state employees.

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Cuccinelli defeated, McAuliffe elected governor of Virginia

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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.
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.

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Biden: Whole nation looking to Virginia governor’s race

| Monday, November 4, 2013
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.
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.

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