Tag: equal rights

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Ken Plum: Slow, but steady, course of human rights

Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment was already being hotly debated in the Virginia General Assembly when I became a member of the House of Delegates in 1978.

LGBT advocates fight back on equal rights

Virginia’s leading advocates for LGBT rights denounced an all-out attack on the rights of that community in nine bills currently before the legislature.


How to get and keep attention, support from women

There is a lot of talk these days about the importance of the women’s vote for the 2014 elections. Democrats and Republicans alike are courting women voters — Republicans are working as hard as they can to shed their anti-woman image stemming from the 2012 election cycle, while Democrats are working equally hard to shine as the party that fully supports women’s equality.

Equality Virginia celebrates 25th year with Mark Warner, Mark Herring

At its 11th annual Commonwealth Dinner on Saturday night, Equality Virginia celebrated its 25th year of working toward equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Virginians.

Linda Tarr-Whelan: Balanced leadership makes us stronger

Column by Linda Tarr-Whelan Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   I began my career as nurse in 1960, only to be fired on my first day because I didn’t stand up for a doctor. It didn’t matter that I was inserting an IV line for a patient. In those days, showing deference to men – and […]

In honor of Lilly, take action now to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

   Column by Linda Meric Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net A year ago, dozens of women’s and civil-rights activists gathered at the White House to watch President Barack Obama sign his first piece of legislation into law: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. The signing was a triumphant moment – especially with its namesake, Lilly […]