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Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College withdraw from Council of Christian Colleges and Universities

The presidents of Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College announced their voluntary withdrawals from the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities today. The withdrawals come in response to several CCCU institutions’ concerns following the July 2015 decisions by EMU and GC to update their non-discrimination policies and allow the hiring of married gay and lesbian faculty.


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Release Kim Davis: Destroy her power

Months after same-sex relationships were recognized as constitutionally protected by a Supreme Court decision, county clerk Kim Davis is refusing to do her job.


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Poll: Virginia split on gay marriage, business, religious objections

Virginia voters, by a slim margin, support gay marriage and the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide, but there is a divide on how whether businesses should be allowed to refuse service to gays and lesbians.


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Off the table? Virginia polling shows supports for Obamacare, background checks, gay marriage

Republicans have had Obamacare, gun rights and gay marriage as go-to issues to use to rile up the base when necessary. It might be time to update the playbook.


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Gay marriage equality in tax code? Bill from Mark Warner, Tim Kaine addresses issue

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced new legislation providing equal dignity for all legal marriages in the tax code.


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Ken Plum: Recent victories call for another

I continue to celebrate the human rights victories we have had recently in marriage equality, health care and housing. I voted against Virginia’s marriage amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman when it came before the General Assembly.


The Confederate flag and gay marriage: The legacy of nullification rearing its head

You can’t change the history, no matter how much you argue it. There’s a reason Southern politicians started wrapping themselves in the Confederate flag in the 1940s and 1950s, and ran them up official statehouse flagpoles at the height of the civil rights era.


Defeated Republican State Senate candidate Dan Moxley blasts gay marriage ruling

Defeated 24th District Republican State Senate nomination candidate Dan Moxley issued a response to the recent Supreme Court ruling on the topic of homosexual marriage in the United States.


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Statement of Attorney General Mark Herring on marriage equality oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court

After attending oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement.


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Tim Kaine statement on Supreme Court arguments on marriage equality case

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement as oral arguments begin at the Supreme Court on the question of marriage equality.


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ACLU of Virginia remarks on freedom to marry cases before U.S. Supreme Court

Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, released a statement regarding oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court involving challenges to the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee bans on marriage rights for same-sex couples.


Equality Virginia to celebrate the freedom to marry at its 12th Annual Commonwealth Dinner

Equality Virginia announced on Monday that its Annual Commonwealth Dinner, to be held on April 18 in Richmond, will be dedicated this year to celebrating the freedom to marry in the commonwealth.


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Virginia files amicus brief in support of marriage equality at the Supreme Court

Attorney General Mark R. Herring filed an amicus brief in the marriage equality cases pending before the Supreme Court that highlights Virginia’s unique history in landmark civil rights cases, our specific experience with marriage equality, and an important yet under-examined legal argument that will help the Court recognize the fundamental right to marry at stake in these cases.


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Dems: Senate Republicans defeat, divide on same-sex marriage

In an afternoon meeting Tuesday, Republicans on the Senate Committee on Privileges & Elections defeated a resolution to formally repeal the Marshall-Newman ban on same-sex marriage (SJ 214), which was ruled unconstitutional last year in federal court.


Mitt Romney proceeds to fulfill the definition of insanity

On Friday, Mitt Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn’t planned for this all along.


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Supreme Court punts on gay marriage: How the GOP loses the White House, again

That the political winds are pushing Republicans is obvious not only to the Fox News-glued set. UVA politics professor Larry Sabato calls it the sixth-year itch; a second-term president, a lame-duck from the moment he is re-elected, historically struggles in his second midterm elections.


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Sen. Mark Warner comment on gay marriage ruling

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia.


E.W. Jackson comments on Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Bishop E.W. Jackson is warning pastors and churches not to be complacent about the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to take up the same sex marriage issue.


U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis on gay marriage ruling

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement following the announcement Monday by the United State Supreme Court that it would not review pending decisions by lower courts regarding same-sex marriage.


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ACLU of Virginia celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage

The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday denied review in all of the freedom to marry cases pending before it. As a result of the Court’s action, same-sex couples in Virginia will now be able to marry the partners they love and married same sex-couples will be able to have their marriages recognized in 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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Task force comments on gay marriage ruling

Today the United States Supreme Court denied review of seven federal appeals court decisions striking down marriage bans in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.


Bob Marshall on Supreme Court gay marriage decision

The US Supreme Court has left the scene of a “hit and run” it caused by letting stand the decision of two federal Appeals judges striking down Virginia’s voter-approved Marriage Amendment.


House Speaker Bill Howell statement on gay marriage ruling

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Monday on the Supreme Court decision in the Virginia gay marriage case.


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Tim Kaine statement on Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision not to review same-sex marriage cases in Virginia and four other states, clearing the way for same-sex marriages to begin taking place in the Commonwealth.


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Marriage equality for all: Supreme Court lets gay marriage rulings stand

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a surprise move, denied review Monday to five rulings from lower federal courts in cases involving gay marriage, leaving standing marriage equality victories in several federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry for LGBT couples in many more states.


Warner, Kaine on same sex marriage case

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine respond to the Fourth Circuit Court ruling in the Virginia same sex marriage case.


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Appeals court strikes down Virginia same sex marriage ban

Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals became just the second federal appeals court since last year’s Windsor case to affirm the Constitutional requirement of marriage equality. The court voted 2-1 to overturn the Virginia ban on same sex marriage.


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Primer: Businesses aren’t bound by the First Amendment

You may be weak-spined, depending on the perspective, but since you’re not Congress, you’re not capable of violating anybody’s First Amendment rights.


Stone Cold Steve Austin on gay marriage: He supports it

When you see a headline promising you details on Stone Cold Steve Austin and his position on gay marriage, you don’t expect to read about how he supports it. But that is the case, as Austin revealed on his podcast this week.