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RICHMOND, Va -- The Democratic-controlled Virginia General Assembly worked in its second year to establish more protections for LGBTQ people.  Lawmakers tackled LGBTQ inequity in criminal justice and health care, reforming laws that advocates said were rooted in discrimination and...
The General Assembly advanced a bill this week that lawmakers say will modernize Virginia’s current HIV laws. The amended measure has passed both chambers, but lawmakers must now accept or work out differences in the bill. Senate Bill 1138,...
Both major presidential candidates hope to convince voters they have plans in place to protect the health of Americans and the economy as COVID-19 cases rise nationally. As of Oct. 28, there have been almost 8.8 million total coronavirus cases...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is being mourned by the country, and in Virginia, female lawyers and legislators are reflecting on her legacy. Some called her a role model, others called her a trailblazer, but they all admired the...
The state issued an order Tuesday that allows law enforcement to enforce a ban that prohibits more than 10 patrons in places such as restaurants, bars, fitness centers and theaters. Gov. Ralph Northam and...
The state legislature recently passed a bill that will allow transgender individuals to receive a new birth certificate, something advocates said will help transgender people acquire documentation in alignment with their identity. Senate Bill...
A record number of bills passed in the House of Delegates ahead of the “crossover” deadline, considered the halfway point in the session when a bill has to pass its chamber or it dies.
The day after hundreds lobbied lawmakers on behalf of LGBTQ rights during Equality Virginia's Day of Action, two significant bills advanced in the General Assembly to further protections for the state’s LGBTQ residents.  The...
A General Assembly subcommittee advanced a bill Thursday that would prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, public accommodations, employment and credit applications.  Lawmakers suggested expanding the focus...
Equality Virginia will conclude its “Ask a Trans Person” panel series in Norfolk on Jan. 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the New Life Metropolitan Community Church, located at 1000 Sunset Dr. The free event will include local transgender...

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