The bill now moves to the governor for his promised signature.
Chai Feldblum is the first out LGBT person to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Those who have fought to include binational gay couples in immigration reform felt betrayed on Tuesday as Democratic senators moved ahead with a bill that excludes them.
The Republican Party in Virginia nominated right-wing bishop E.W. Jackson to run for lieutenant governor, sparking negative comments about Jackson's extremism from across the political spectrum.
As two key Democratic senators indicate that they won't vote for a provision that would help Americans sponsor a same-sex spouse for citizenship, LGBT-inclusive immigration reform is all but certain to exclude protections for LGBT families.
In his commencement speech at the historically African-American Morehouse College, President Obama gave an unexpectedly direct shout-out to gay graduates.
The measure allows one spouse to adopt the other's adopted or biological children.