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Samantha Lachman

Virginia GOP Rescinds Support For Equal Rights Amendment | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fate of a bill calling for Virginia to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution remains in flux after the state Se...

Lawmakers Pass Controversial Money Bill

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced legislation that could lead to the establishment of a state-issued currency. ...

Virginia Legislature Blocks Gun Control Laws

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Andrew Cain | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC

Amid the renewed gun control debate since the December shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the General Assembly has blocked most new proposal...

Sunday Hunting With Crossbows To Be Allowed In Virginia?

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Andy Thompson | Posted 03.13.2013 | DC

The General Assembly began its session Wednesday, and there's already plenty of legislation put forth of interest to sportsmen and women. If you visi...

No White, Republican, Heterosexual, Church-Going, Male Prosecutor is Qualified for a Judgeship in Virginia

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Virginia's Republican-controlled House rejected the judicial nomination of a gay Richmond prosecutor on the grounds that his past "indicated that he would press an activist agenda from the bench."

John Celock

Virginia Lawmaker Acknowledges Affair, Announces Retirement | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

A Virginia legislator whose public statements cost one of his colleagues sex with his wife, acknowledged Monday that his own affair had cost him his s...

John Celock

Lawmakers Pass Final Ultrasound Bill | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Virginia lawmakers on Thursday afternoon passed a final version of a bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions, including new language making the pr...

"Adoption" Needs to Become a Buzz Word in the Social Lexicon of America

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.30.2012 | Parents
Steven Kurlander

Any adoptive mother or father will tell you that the memory of the first day they held, hugged and began bonding with their adopted child is the strongest remembrance of fulfillment in a lifetime.

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Choice PAC Starts Up To Defeat Backers Of Virginia Ultrasound Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Virginians has formed a political action committee to defeat state lawmakers who have been going after access to abortion and...

John Celock

Controversial Bill Cost Virginia Lawmaker Sex With Wife | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Virginia's controversial transvaginal ultrasound bill hit one Republican lawmaker close to home. In the bedroom, to be precise. He said a fellow lawma...

John Celock

Lawmakers Kill Controversial Personhood Bill | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the state's personhood bill, a key victory for women's groups seeking to battle the current proposal...

The Decline of Women in America?

Nomiki Konst | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

We are mothers, sisters and daughters. We are multi-taskers, leaders and advocates. We are care-takers, Governors and executives. We are 51% of the population. Yet still, in 2012, women are seeing vicious attacks on basic rights. How did this happen?

John Celock

GOP Leader: Abortion Is A 'Lifestyle Convenience' | John Celock | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

A top Republican legislative leader in Virginia described abortion as a "lifestyle convenience" during the floor debate on a controversial measure to ...

Will Virginia Get Rid Of Gun Background Checks?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Will Virginia do away with its state background checks for gun purchases? Will state lawmakers repeal a ban on purchasing more than one...

McDonnell Stands To Gain Most From GOP Legislative Sweep In Va.

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday is Election Day in Virginia. But with voter turnout expected to be low, it's hard to forecast exactly who will show up to the po...

Virginia State Legislature To Consider Bill That Would Ban Undocumented Immigrants From College

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia's Republican-controlled State Legislature is slated to consider a piece of legislation this session that would prohibit undocumented immigran...