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Legislators introduce repeal of Virginia same-sex marriage ban

Sen. Adam Ebbin and Del. Mark Sickles introduced legislation in the General Assembly to repeal the Virginia same-sex marriage ban.


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Jim Moran and Adam Ebbin: Mike Pence too extreme for Virginia

Former Congressman Jim Moran and State Senator Adam Ebbin criticized Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as too extreme for Virginia.


Born Free USA applauds Sen. Adam Ebbin for introducing ban on ivory, rhino horn trade

Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, commends Virginia Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30) for introducing S.B. 1215, which seeks to eliminate the trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state of Virginia.


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Virginia Democrats comment on Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

The Supreme Court today denied a writ of certiorati in the case that overturned Virginia’s ban on gay marriages, making marriage equality finally legal for all Virginians.


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Senate Democrats praise McAuliffe for creating good government commission

This afternoon, Senate Democrats praised Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s creation of a new commission to propose ethics, transparency, and various other good government reforms.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs hybrid tax repeal

Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed HB 975, repealing the $64 annual tax on hybrid electric vehicles. The bill had passed the Senate on a vote of 37-1, with all 20 Democrats voting in favor.


Sen. Chap Petersen leads fight to roll back homeowner’s association powers

State Sen. Chap Petersen led the fight to roll back the effects of a bill that enhances the power of for home owner associations (HOAs) and condo associations to fine homeowners and exercise powers outside of their charters.


State Senate passes minimum wage increase

The Virginia Senate voted Tuesday 20-20 to pass a bill that would raise the state minimum wage to $9.25. The vote took place along party lines, with all Democrats supporting and all Republicans opposed. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam broke the tie.


State Senate votes to repeal required ultrasounds before abortions

The Virginia Senate voted Tuesday to pass a bill to repeal the mandatory ultrasound requirement that Republicans passed in 2012. Senate Democrats provided 19 of the 20 votes which produced a tie, broken by Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.


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State Senate passes ethics reform omnibus bill

On the Senate floor Monday afternoon, Democrats and Republicans joined together to pass SB 649, the omnibus ethics reforms package.


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Party-line vote in State Senate kills Virginia Dream Act

This morning, the Senate Committee on Education and Health voted to kill SB 249, a bill to allow students with deferred action status to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities if they meet certain requirements, including established roots in the community and a family history of paying taxes.


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State Senate passes controversial school religious freedom bill

The Virginia Senate voted on Tuesday 20-18 to pass SB 236, a bill that would enable students to express their religious views to captive audiences of their classmates, potentially creating the appearance that schools have sanctioned or approved a particular religion.


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Senate Republicans vote to kill employment non-discrimination bill

On a 7-7 vote today, the Senate Committee on General Laws voted to kill a bill that would have protected state workers from employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.