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As of July 1, 2020, the Virginia Values Act (VVA) takes effect, but exactly how does this new law protect the LGBTQ+ community? The VVA is a law that expands the Virginia Human Rights Act of 1998 to cover sexual...
This afternoon as I read through the transcripts of the arguments in these cases that were before the Supreme Court this morning, one thing played over and over in my mind: Where do we go from here? ...
Editor's Note: This is the latest in a regular series of posts focusing on issues facing the LGBTQ community from a local legal professional. Every day, I...
Emperor Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court has many in this country running worst case scenarios through their heads.  When I first heard he was retiring I was seething with anger, so much anger that I cried.  A day...
Can a business discriminate based on the religion of the owner? Short answer: No! The Supreme Court finally released its ruling on the case, Masterpiece Bakery, Et. Al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Et. Al.  To be honest, my first reaction...