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Virginia school board restricts restroom use for transgender elementary student

Friday, March 27, 2015
Hartwood Elementary School
A Virginia school board has voted to require transgender students to use a single stall restroom or a restroom of the student’s biological sex. [...]

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Norfolk church boycotts St. Patricks parade after pro-LGBT governor named Grand Marshal

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Participants at Norfolk's 2014 St. Patrick's parade.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s support for same-sex marriage was listed among the reasons the church would no longer take part in the event. [...]

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Virginia AG: School boards can prohibit discrimination against LGBT students

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)
The opinion reverses one issued in 2002 by a Republican predecessor who said public schools could not extend such protection without the General Assembly’s permission. [...]

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‘Ex-gay’ model returns to Richmond with a new billboard … and a new message

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The latest in the "Born Gay" billboard wars in Richmond, Va., went up along Interstates 95/64 this week.
Two Months after his face graced a Richmond interstate billboard, an “ex-gay” model is back, but this time he’s got a different message for Virginia commuters. [...]

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Va. Delegate speaks out on discrimination as last two LGBT bills are killed

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Delores McQuinn
As a Virginia state House committee on Thursday shot down the last hope for any expansion in LGBT rights in this year’s General Assembly session, Richmond’s own black female delegate compared the struggles faced by the LGBTQ community to her own. [...]

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Rare win for LGBTQ Virginians as two equality bills pass full Senate vote

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
Two measures which would help LGBTQ Virginians achieve full equality passed a full Senate floor vote on Tuesday, but face likely defeat in the Assembly's lower chamber. [...]

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Virginia registrar praised for letter on recording births of same-sex couples

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
newborn
Civil liberties lawyers are applauding Virginia's registrar of vital records for outlining new procedures to ensure the children of same-sex married couples are properly recorded by hospitals. [...]

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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
Virginia
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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