Va. House approves bill to repeal same-sex marriage ban

By : Philip Van Slooten of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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The Virginia House of Delegates on Jan. 28 voted 63-34 to repeal the state’s statutory same-sex marriage ban.

House Bill 1490, introduced by state Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), would officially repeal Virginia’s prohibition the U.S. Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional in its 2015 ruling in the Obergefell case.

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Over 80 LGBTQ candidates win their race in this year’s elections bringing a ‘Rainbow Wave’

By : Lora Korpar
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A “rainbow wave” swept across the United States during elections Nov. 5 as 81 openly LGBTQ candidates won in political races across the country.

LGBTQ Victory Fund, an organization dedicated to ensuring the victories of openly LGBTQ candidates who can further equality, came out with a report documenting all of the election results.

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Democrats regain control of Virginia General Assembly

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: The Virginia State Capitol building. (Photo by Michael Key)

Democrats regained control of the Virginia General Assembly on Nov. 5. The first time since the 1990s.

Democrats gained six seats in the House of Delegates and two seats in the state Senate. The results in Virginia are widely seen as a referendum on President Trump heading into the 2020 election.

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