Virginia Gov. Won't Defend Marriage Ban in Court
January 28 2014 1:21 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 12:16 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 4:33 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 7:00 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 1:27 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 2:24 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 4:59 PM ET November 22 2013 7:34 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 8:50 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 6:40 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.

WATCH: Va. Lt. Gov. Hopeful Says DADT Repeal Turned Military Into 'Sodom and Gomorrah'
October 30 2013 11:15 AM ET

WATCH: Va. Pol Says 'God Is Not Pleased' with DADT Repeal

Sunnivie Brydum

Right Wing Watch uncovers additional evidence of E.W. Jackson's homophobia.

Va. Dems Launch Posters 'Going Down' on Ken Cuccinelli
October 23 2013 12:34 PM ET

Va. Dems Launch Posters 'Going Down' on Ken Cuccinelli

Sunnivie Brydum

The Democratic Party of Virginia has released a series of sexually suggestive campaign posters targeting Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's fight to outlaw oral and anal sex.

Cuccinelli Campaign Warns Clergy Could be Imprisoned for 'Teaching Christian Morals'
October 10 2013 2:19 PM ET

Cuccinelli Campaign Warns Clergy Could be Imprisoned for 'Teaching Christian Morals'

Sunnivie Brydum

The latest fund-raising email from Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial campaign trots out the politician's wife to employ some standard right-wing scare tactics.

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