Tag: civil unions

McAuliffe administration to social services: Same sex spouses can legally adopt

Today, at the direction of Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia Department of Social Services released a bulletin informing local social services divisions that adoption between same-sex spouses is now legal across the Commonwealth.

Chris Graham: Out of the closet, and back in

“Yeah, sure, why not?” This was the typically noncommital response of my friend Eli to the question of questions at a family and friends gathering over the weekend

PPP breaks down Virginia electorate on 2014 Senate race, 2016 presidential race, more

-An epic US Senate contest in 2014 between Mark Warner and Bob McDonnell…might not be that epic. Warner leads McDonnell 51-40 in a hypothetical head to head. Warner would take 14% of the Republican vote while McDonnell gets just 7% of Democrats, and Warner has a narrow edge with independents as well. McDonnell is popular […]

Focus | A move toward equity

Kaine proposes employee-benefits policy change Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Kaine administration, in a sort of last act as its final days count down, has proposed a change in state policy that would allow state employees to choose between covering a spouse or an “otherwise qualfied adult” on their employee plus one health-care policies. […]