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US Court: Va. Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

By Michael Felberbaum | Monday Jul 28, 2014
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

Tea Party Rejoicing at Cantor’s Defeat

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, a foe of loosening immigration laws.

Eric Cantor Loses to Tea Party Challenger

By Alan Suderman and David Espo | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger

Appeals Court in Va. Hears Gay Marriage Case

Tuesday May 13, 2014
Federal appeals court judges aggressively questioned lawyers on both sides of Virginia’s potentially landmark gay marriage case Tuesday while hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the courthouse, holding signs and shouting competing slogans.

Appeals Court in Va. to Hear Gay Marriage Case

By Jill Lawless | Tuesday May 13, 2014
A federal appeals court in Virginia is taking up the issue of gay marriage, with arguments scheduled on a ruling that the state’s ban on such unions is unconstitutional.

Gay Rights Groups in 3 States Closely Eye Va. Case

Monday May 12, 2014
A federal appeals court decision invalidating Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban would have at least some impact on similar prohibitions in three neighboring states, gay-rights activists said Monday.

US Appeals Court in Va. to Hear Gay Marriage Case

Monday May 12, 2014
Another round in the fight over gay marriage is set for a Virginia courtroom.

Williams Institute: Virginia Marriage Equality Would Pour $$ Millions into State

By John Riley | Saturday May 3, 2014
A report released Tuesday by the Williams Institute, an LBGT-focused policy think tank at the UCLA School of Law, says that extending marriage to same-sex couples in Virginia could generate up to $60 million.

Gay Rights Activists Want New Virginia Tax Policy

Wednesday Apr 30, 2014
An advocacy group is calling for changes to Virginia’s tax law.

(Don’t) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
The Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.