Appeals Court Seems Likely to Strike Down Va. Marriage Ban
May 13 2014 5:54 PM ET

Appeals Court 'Ready' to Strike Down Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Those inside the federal courthouse for the Fourth District Court of Appeals today report that two of three judges appeared ready to strike down Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Op-ed: Why Virginia Is the Next Stop on the Road to Marriage Equality
May 13 2014 4:13 AM ET

Op-ed: Virginia Is Next on the Road to Marriage Equality

James Esseks

Attorneys will argue in court Tuesday that Virginia must establish marriage equality. Here are the couples who are showing the state why its laws must change.

Virginia Attorney General Compares Marriage Ban to Racism
April 12 2014 4:20 PM ET

Virginia's AG Compares Marriage Ban to Racism

Lucas Grindley

Bans on same-sex couples getting married sound awfully similar to bans on interracial marriage, says Virginia's attorney general.

Virginia's House of Delegates Repeals Sodomy Ban
March 07 2014 2:52 PM ET

Sorry Ken, Virginia's House OK With Sodomy

Daniel Reynolds

The bill, which revises the state's longstanding 'Crimes Against Nature' statute, was passed unanimously and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Va. Legislator, Congressional Hopeful, Comes Out
February 22 2014 2:04 PM ET

Va. Legislator, Congressional Hopeful, Comes Out

Trudy Ring

Mark Sickles says 'the current moment in Virginia,' where a ban on same-sex marriage was recently struck down, motivated his announcement.

Va. Crafts Policy For Trans High School Athletes
February 20 2014 3:57 PM ET

Va. Crafts Policy for Trans HS Athletes

Parker Marie Molloy

The governing board of the Virginia association overseeing high school athletics recently adopted a policy that would allow trans participation in athletics, but the stipulations could make it tough for some students to take advantage.

BREAKING: Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
February 14 2014 12:30 AM ET

Ruling Is In: Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

The ruling was accompanied by a stay, meaning same-sex couples can not yet begin marrying in Virginia.

Ruling on Virginia's Marriage Ban Expected 'Soon'
February 04 2014 5:51 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protests Flank Virginia's First Marriage Hearing 

Sunnivie Brydum

Flanked by pro- and anti-equality protestors, the first of two cases hoping to strike down Virginia's ban on marriage equality was heard at the federal courthouse today in Norfolk, Va.

Virginia Gov. Won't Defend Marriage Ban in Court
January 28 2014 2:21 PM ET

Virginia Gov. Won't Defend Marriage Ban in Court

Michelle Garcia

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe says he will not appoint special counsel to defend his state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in federal court Thursday.

Virginia's Attorney General Joins Fight Against Marriage Ban
January 23 2014 1:16 PM ET

Virginia's Attorney General Joins Fight Against Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Not only will Attorney General Mark Herring not defend the ban, he's joined the plaintiffs who are suing to overturn the law.

In Parting Blow, Va.'s Cuccinelli Files Two Last Antigay Opinions
January 13 2014 5:33 PM ET

Va.'s Cuccinelli Files Two Last Antigay Opinions

Sunnivie Brydum

On his last official day as attorney general of Virginia, failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli cemented his antigay legacy by trying to keep the state extending any benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Va. Gov. McAuliffe Sworn In, Signs Nondiscrimination Order
January 12 2014 8:00 AM ET

McAuliffe Sworn In, Signs Nondiscrimination Order

Sunnivie Brydum

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe signed four executive orders immediately after his inauguration today, including one that outlaws discrimination against LGBT state employees.

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