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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The complaint stems from a new policy that requires transgender students to use restrooms according to their “biological gender." [...]
The billboard, from the Gay Community Center of Richmond (GCCR), proclaims “We are all born to love,” a message it hopes counters the “Nobody is born gay” billboard by conversion therapy proponents. [...]
The new program is likely to appeal to transgender or gay and lesbian students who may feel safer choosing a roommate of the opposite sex. [...]
The “twins” whose photographs appear on a Virginia billboard declaring “nobody is born gay” is actually one “out and proud” gay man who is not a twin. [...]
The announcement by Virginia Del. Patrick Hope comes just days after a controversial billboard was erected in Richmond by a group that supports the practice. [...]
A Virginia school board has adopted a gender-specific restroom policy that restricts school restrooms to a student's "biological gender."
A group supporting gay-to-straight conversion therapy has put up a billboard along a Virginia interstate declaring "nobody is born gay." [...]
In the heat of our political moment, we sometimes don't see how our future connects deeply to our past. But the Christian Right does — and they do not like what they see. [...]
The Virginia organization than governs public high school athletics has softened its regulations on transgender students, guidelines which were previously called the most restrictive in the nation.
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Virginia teen who was brutally beaten and left with a traumatic brain injury following a school melee in September, was found guilty Friday on one count of simple assault.