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29 Jan 2014

GOP Aims To Uphold Marriage Ban

By Eric Luther Capital News Service RICHMOND — Virginia’s House of Delegates is poised to vote this week on a bill allowing legislators to defend any law the governor and attorney general decide not to uphold on behalf of the state. House Bill 706, proposed by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, R- Shenandoah, would permit a […]

15 Feb 2013

Lawmakers Fail to Repeal Gay Marriage Ban

By Amber Galaviz Capital News Service RICHMOND – State officials joined gay rights activists at a press conference on Valentine’s Day to express their disappointment in the failure to repeal Virginia’s constitutional ban against same-sex marriage. “I believe that marriage is about loving, committed couples wanting to make lifelong promises to each other – take […]

14 Feb 2012

VCU Students Rally for Equal Rights

On a windy and dreary Valentine’s Day, about 40 VCU students and other Richmond residents held a rally to protest legislation they said would undermine a litany of rights – from abortion rights and gay rights to voting rights and free speech.

12 Feb 2012

Democrats Accuse GOP of ‘Divisive’ Agenda

Facing a torrent of what they consider “bad bills,” Democrats in the General Assembly acknowledge that they do not have enough votes to stop socially conservative legislation on issues like abortion, gay rights, voter identification requirements and drug testing of welfare recipients. House and Senate Democrats gathered Thursday to criticize the wave of “divisive social-issue legislative overreach” they say Republicans are perpetrating in Richmond.

30 Jan 2012

Activists Turn Out for Equality Virginia’s Lobby Day

Gay rights advocates have been active at Capitol Square this legislative session, seeking laws that would ban discrimination in employment and adoptions on the basis of sexual orientation. About 75 people turned out last week for the annual Lobby Day held by Equality Virginia, which advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

04 May 2010

David and Tony: A Love Story

David and Tony are among many gay couples across the nation who have traveled to another state to be married while their home state refuses to recognize their union. For couples in such situations, there are several medical and legal concerns.

04 May 2010

A Short History of Same-Sex Marriage

While gay marriage continues to be a controversial topic, particularly in the United States, unions between individuals of the same sexual orientation are not new.

07 Apr 2010

Gov. McDonnell Extends ‘Pothole Blitz’

Virginia’s “pothole blitz” has been so successful that Gov. Bob McDonnell has extended the initiative until April 15. The pothole blitz originally was scheduled only for the month of March. Since March 1, the Virginia Department of Transportation has patched, filled or repaired more than 120,000 potholes, McDonnell said.