Grayson Republican Sen. Bill Carrico’s SB 41 would entitle religious organizations and affiliated businesses to refuse to provide services or goods in connection with a marriage solemnization “if the action would cause the [actor] to violate a sincerely held religious belief.”
Said Sen. Mamie Locke (D – Hampton), “All Virginians deserve to be treated equally. This bill sanctions prejudice and discrimination. Enacting it would be a grave mistake.”
Said Sen. Adam Ebbin (D – Alexandria), “Marriage equality is the law of the land, but SB 41 seeks to foster unfair discrimination. We should be fighting to end that discrimination — not working to protect it under the false guise of religious freedom.”
SB 41 was opposed in committee by — among others — the ACLU of Virginia, Equality Virginia, and the Virginia state conference of the NAACP.
Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable runTeam of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.
The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.