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Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe officiates at lesbian couple’s wedding

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe  (D-Va.) presides over the wedding ceremony of Renee Bradley (right) and Katherine Bradley-Black, on Friday, October 10, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become the first Virginia governor to preside over a same-sex wedding ceremony. McAuliffe officiated Friday at the wedding of a lesbian couple, Renee Bradley and Katherine Bradley-Black of Northern Virginia, and said he feels honored to be part of the "important occasion."

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Virginia governor says married, same-sex couples can now adopt

Friday, October 10, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is sending notice to local social services divisions that married gay couples can now adopt children.

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Virginia governor orders state agencies to comply with marriage ruling

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's governor has signed an order directing state agencies to comply with the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state. That includes allowing gay and lesbian state employees to add spouses and dependents to their health insurance.

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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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