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All posts tagged "equality virginia"

  • Standing Out for Equality

    Ahead of the organization's Ninth Annual Commonwealth Dinner, April 14, Equality Virginia this week announced its 2012 OUTstanding Virginians, who will be honored at the...

  • Lobbying Legislators in Richmond

    On the surface, Election Night 2011 looked bad for supporters of LGBT rights in Virginia. Republicans, many of them social conservatives, picked up two seats...

  • Youth Protections Praised

    Virginia's state Board of Juvenile Justice voted 5-1 Jan. 10 to include protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation in new rules governing residential facilities...

  • Virginia Discrimination Reinforced

    Virginia's State Board of Social Services voted 5-1 Dec. 14 to approve regulations on adoption that allow state-licensed private adoption and foster care agencies to...

  • Cuccinelli To Run for Governor

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the Old Dominion's firebrand and sometimes controversial top law enforcement officer, told his staff in a Dec. 1 email that...

  • Ebbin Elected

    Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) was elected as Virginia's first openly gay state senator Nov. 8, even as other politicians who oppose LGBT equality won victories...

  • Ebbin Elected to State Senate in Virginia Amid Dem Losses

    Del. Adam Ebbin (D-Arlington) was elected as Virginia’s first openly gay senator in the state’s Nov. 8 elections, even as other politicians who oppose LGBT...

  • Step Back

    “In the commonwealth of Virginia, if you were to say to your boss, ‘I’m gay,’ your boss could look at you now and say, ‘You...

  • Pride Appointment

    The board of directors of the Capital Pride Alliance announced March 10 that Dyana Mason has been appointed as the executive director of the organization,...

  • Lobby Days Loom

    Equal rights organizations in Maryland and Virginia both bid farewell to their longtime leaders last year, making way for two new leaders to head the...

  • Parental Rights

    Equal rights advocates in Virginia praised the Virginia Supreme Court's Friday, June 6, decision securing a non-biological mother's visitation rights to her 6-year-old daughter. The...

  • Lobby Day 101

    Sitting calmly in the office of a man who voted against your civil rights, by supporting the successfully passed marriage amendment that prohibits same-sex marriage...

  • Virginia Vetting

    Four equal-rights groups in Virginia have joined forces to host two discussion forums for State Senate and House candidates running for office in Fairfax County...

  • Reinvigorating the activists

    Members of several Northern Virginia equal rights organizations, including Equality Fairfax and the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance, are heading to the state capital for...

  • Gays Win Some, Lose Some in Virginia Legislature

    A bill that ensures hospital-visitation rights for same-gender couples in Virginia has passed the House of Delegates by a unanimous vote, and will be voted...

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