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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 → ]
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McAuliffe signs executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state workers

Saturday, January 11, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

Terry McAuliffe sworn in as Virginia’s 72nd governor

Saturday, January 11, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Terry McAuffile

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

Thursday, November 7, 2013
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. [ 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 → ]
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 → ]
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

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 → ]
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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 → ]
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 → ]
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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