18th April 2014
South and North Carolina gay rights groups join up in same-sex marriage effort
10:24 PM — In an effort to legalise same-sex marriage in much of the Southeast of the US, North and South Carolina activists have joined forces.
11th April 2014
US: Virginia attorney general files brief supporting same-sex marriage
5:33 PM — The attorney general of the US state of Virginia has filed a brief which condemns the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional.
9th April 2014
US: Catholic church fires ‘gifted’ gay musician for marrying his partner 67
10:07 PM — A 'gifted' gay musician who worked in Catholic churches for over 30 years has been fired, because he married his same-sex partner.
Students at this university found the best way to show how accepting they are 12
6:17 PM — Students at the University of Virginia have started a photo campaign hoping to show togetherness and acceptance.
5th April 2014
US: Virginia school board to consider banning ‘Two Boys Kissing’ book 8
4:02 PM — A Virginia school board is considering banning Two Boys Kissing, a gay young adult novel by David Levithan, from high schools.
31st March 2014
Poll: Over half of Virginians now support same-sex marriage 1
8:04 PM — A poll has shown that over half of Virginians now support equal marriage, despite the state voting strongly to ban the measure in 2006.
25th March 2014
US: Virginia school removes 8-year-old for ‘non-Biblical’ gender expression 78
9:38 PM — A Christian school in Virginia has removed an 8-year-old who cut her hair short and dressed in boy's clothes, because her gender expression isn't 'biblical'.
10th March 2014
US: Virginia appeals against same-sex marriage to be heard in May 1
8:21 PM — A US appeals court has set a May date to hear appeals against a judge's decision to strike down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
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.