22nd February 2014
US: Virginia kills bill to allow extra defence of same-sex marriage ban 1
10:56 PM — The Senate in the US state of Virginia yesterday killed a bill which would have allowed a secondary defence of its same-sex marriage ban.
1st February 2014
US: Virginia House advances bill to defend same-sex marriage ban 7
10:17 AM — The House in the US state of Virginia has advanced a bill which would enable politicians to hire a lawyer to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban.
25th January 2014
US: Virginia Republicans urge appointment of lawyers to defence of same-sex marriage ban 11
7:39 AM — Republican politicians in the US state of Virginia have asked for legal counsel to be appointed in order to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban, now that the Attorney General has said he will not.
23rd January 2014
Attorney General: I won’t defend Virginia’s unconstitutional ban on equal marriage 3
11:15 AM — Virginia’s ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional and should no longer be defended, State Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded.
13th January 2014
US: Virginia officials introduce legislation to repeal same-sex marriage ban
7:17 PM — A group of officials in the US state of Virginia have introduced legislation to repeal its ban on gay couples getting married.
23rd October 2013
US: Gay couple move from Virginia to Maryland to adopt – then back again 1
3:49 PM — A gay couple from Virginia have gone to extraordinary lengths to adopt, after they moved from their home state to Maryland and then back again in order to bypass laws explicitly banning same-sex adoption.
30th September 2013
US: Gay rights groups hope for swift ruling in Virginia equal marriage case
6:34 PM — A motion was filed on Monday for summary judgement asking the court in Virginia for a swift resolution to the challenge to the state's ban on equal marriage.
29th August 2013
US: Judge rules that trans prisoner should be given assessment for gender reassignment
1:27 PM — The judge in a case of a trans woman prisoner serving a 73-year sentence has ruled that she should be evaluated for gender reassignment surgery.
1st August 2013
US: Challenge to Virginia state ban on same-sex marriage to be filed today
2:42 PM — Human and gay rights groups are today to file a challenge in court to the state of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
24th July 2013
US: Virginia couple challenge state-wide ban on equal marriage 1
5:29 PM — A couple from Norfolk, Virginia have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's ban on equal marriage.
19th July 2013
US: City measure introduced to allow same-sex married couples full marriage benefits 1
4:39 PM — A measure has been introduced in the city of Richmond, Virginia which would allow employees of the city in same-sex marriages to receive the same benefits as straight married couples.
18th July 2013
Poll: Half of Virginia voters support equal marriage 1
2:08 PM — Half of Virginia voters have now said they support equal marriage, with a clear majority of females approving of it, a new poll has discovered.
3rd July 2013
Film director Roland Emmerich offers up to $250,000 towards US equal marriage efforts 3
12:16 AM — Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has offered substantial financial support towards equal marriage efforts in the US, and will match donations by the public.
10th June 2013
US: Gay 9/11 firefighter dies after long period of ill health 6
3:13 PM — The funeral of a gay former firefighter who was among the first to respond to the 9/11 terror attack at the Pentagon will take place on Tuesday.
16th May 2013
US: Studies show majority of voters support equal marriage in Michigan and Virginia 3
2:03 AM — Polls in two more US states have found that a majority of voters support equal marriage, as Michigan and Virginia join states with a majority in support.
23rd April 2013
US: Government says Family Research Council shooter should get 45 years 9
1:53 PM — Prosecutors say Floyd Corkins who planned a mass killing at the headquarters of an anti-gay Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison.
26th March 2013
US: Two Democrats add to count of Senators in favour of equal marriage 3
2:43 PM — The number of Democratic Senators who announced their support for marriage equality this week has risen to three, with Mark Begich and Mark Warner both making statements to that effect.
5th March 2013
US: Pastor sentenced for kidnap of girl doesn’t regret keeping her from her lesbian mother 23
6:06 PM — An American pastor who helped a woman flee to Central America to escape a custody battle with her lesbian partner has been sentenced for aiding in an international parental kidnapping.
4th March 2013
US: Health spa refuses to allow ‘abnormal’ gay and transgender customers 13
7:00 PM — A Virginia spa has stated that it has a policy not to accept “abnormal sexually orientated customer” after it kicked out a trans woman.
7th January 2013
US: Gay employee sues airline association after being called a ‘fag’ and ‘bone sucker’ 16
10:22 AM — A gay man in Washington DC is suing an airline association after he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a supervisor.