Virginia

July 28, 2014

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The decision will not take effect immediately, but will go into effect in 21 days, unless the defendants file a motion to stay the ruling.
July 3, 2014
I Am Transgender, Roanoke May 2014

Equality Virginia Expands Transgender Initiatives

Equality Virginia recently engaged the transgender community through their first “I Am Transgender” regional meetings. The goal of the organization’s May meetings were to construct an action plan to include more trainings, build a blueprint for a statewide conference, and educate non-transgender people on transgender issues.
March 31, 2014

Richard Bolger: LGBT Ally Running for Congress in Virginia

Gay marriage is currently not legal in the state of Virginia. Richard Bolger, who is a democratic candidate for congress for the 10th congressional district in Virginia, is hoping to change that. Richard believes that same-sex marriage is a constitutional issue where everyone should have equal rights.