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Virginia

Virginia is the 10th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on June 25, 1788. Its most populous city is Virginia Beach and its capital is Richmond.

Marriage Equality: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was approved by voters in November 2006. On February 13, 2014, a federal judge found the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, but stayed enforcement of the order pending consideration of the appeal by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Follow the case: Bostic v. Rainey.

A second challenge to Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is also pending. Follow that case: Harris v. McDonnell.

For information on state laws relating to LGBT rights, discrimination, hate crimes and adoption, click here.

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Va. House panel kills bill that would have allowed widespread LGBT discrimination

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Bob Marshall
A Virginia legislative panel has killed a so-called “conscience clause” bill that would have allowed widespread discrimination against the LGBT community under the guise pf religious freedom. [...]

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Virginia to pay $520K to attorneys in same-sex marriage case

Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The settlement agreement was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. The attorneys had sought more than $1.7 million. [...]

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Virginia Senate panel votes to leave gay marriage ban in state constitution

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
On an 8-7 party-line vote Tuesday, a GOP-controlled committee rejected a proposal to begin the process of repealing the amendment approved by Virginia voters in 2006 defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. [...]

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Va. Senate panel advances bill to bar LGBT discrimination in public employment

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A Virginia Senate committee voted Monday to prohibit discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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Va. couple wins legal fight to have both names listed on twins’ birth certificates

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A Richmond judge has ordered the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Vital Records to amend the birth certificates to show that Maria Hayman and her wife, Joanie Hayman, are the "only parents of the children." [...]

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Va. Senate panel rejects second parent adoptions for unmarried, same-sex couples

Friday, January 23, 2015
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A proposal to allow adoption by the partners of unmarried same-sex parents was rejected Friday by a Virginia Senate committee. [...]

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Virginia Senate committee kills housing bill, defers workplace protections bill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
It’s still legal to deny housing to LGBT Virginians after a Senate committee on Monday failed to advance legislation amid concerns that a fair housing bill would violate religious freedoms, while delaying another bill until next week that would protect LGBT workers in public employment. [...]

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Va. lawmakers introduce LGBT workplace protections bills for public employees

Monday, January 19, 2015
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It is still legal to fire someone in Virginia because they are gay, but two state lawmakers have introduced legislation hoping to change that for state and municipal workers. [...]

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Sexual orientation, gender identity won’t be added to Virginia hate crimes law

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
A GOP-controlled Senate committee killed the bill which would have added sexual orientation and gender identification to an existing state law requiring that hate crimes be reported to the State Police. [...]

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Va. lawmaker wants to allow widespread discrimination against LGBT individuals

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Bob Marshall
The Virginia lawmaker who co-authored the state's 2006 constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage that was struck down last year, is introducing new legislation that would allow widespread discrimination against the LGBTQ community. [...]

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