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.

Supreme Court Dismisses Ken Cuccinelli’s Sodomy Law Appeal
October 08 2013 5:01 PM ET

Maddow: SCOTUS Dismisses Cuccinelli's Sodomy Ban

Jase Peeples

Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli's campaign suffered another setback after the Supreme Court dismissed the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s appeal to reinstate Virginia's sodomy law.

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban
September 30 2013 11:48 AM ET

Prop. 8 Legal Team Sets Sights on Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Ted Olson and David Boies, the bipartisan legal team that successfully argued against California's Proposition 8 at the Supreme Court, have signed on to a federal challenge to Virginia's ban on marriage equality.

Va. Gov. Hopeful Warns Ken Cuccinelli: There Are Consequences to Antigay Agenda
September 26 2013 4:24 PM ET

What Consequences to Ken Cuccinelli's Antigay Agenda?

Sunnivie Brydum

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe took his Republican opponent to task over Cuccinelli's antigay, antiwomen agenda at a gubernatorial debate Wednesday.

Antigay Pol Claims His Antigay Comments Were Taken 'Out of Context'
September 25 2013 2:45 PM ET

Antigay Pol Claims His Antigay Comments Were Taken 'Out of Context'

Michelle Garcia

But that's not the case, really.

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