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.

Va. Marriage Lawsuit Proceeds, Without Gov. as Defendant
December 24 2013 2:27 PM ET

Va. Marriage Lawsuit Proceeds, Without Gov. as Defendant

Trudy Ring

Gov. Bob McDonnell's duties do not involve enforcing marriage laws, so he'll no longer be a defendant in the suit seeking marriage equality in the state, a judge has ruled.

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban
November 27 2013 3:24 PM ET

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

State senator Adam Ebbin introduced legislation that would repeal Virginia's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

Lesbian Appalled by Homophobic Anniversary Cake
November 22 2013 5:59 PM ET November 22 2013 8:34 PM ET

Lesbian Appalled by Homophobic Anniversary Cake

Sunnivie Brydum

A lesbian in Washington, D.C., found a distasteful surprise when she opened a cake from a local bakery she'd ordered to celebrate her and her partner's anniversary.

McAuliffe, Christie Win Governors' Races
November 05 2013 9:50 PM ET

McAuliffe, Christie Win Governors' Races

Trudy Ring

LGBT issues figured in both closely watched elections.

WATCH: Maddow Catches Va. Candidate in Lies About Antigay Statements
October 31 2013 7:40 PM ET

WATCH: Maddow Catches Va. Candidate in Lies About Antigay Statements

Trudy Ring

E.W. Jackson claims he never called gay people 'sick,' but Rachel Maddow offers proof that he did.

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