Tag Archives: Virginia

Historic wins at the polls for LGBT candidates

Fifty-five percent of the 72 known LGBT candidates Tuesday won their elections, including some stunning historic firsts.

Transgender litigation moving quickly through courts

Transgender people in North Carolina won a temporary and partial reprieve Friday from that state's restrictions on their use of public bathrooms, and other critical lawsuits testing rights for transgender people are also moving quickly toward the Supreme Court.

Clinton picks solid LGBT supporter as running mate

Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate will be U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, who has a solid record of supporting equal rights for LGBT people.

Why a preliminary ruling in a trans student’s lawsuit is such a big deal

Last week's federal appeals panel ruling that said Title IX prohibits schools from discriminating against a student because of gender identity has the potential to reach far beyond one Virginia high school.

Key mid-term race to watch is the Kentucky senate, where prospects for ENDA could hinge on McConnell

Most of the pundits are saying Republicans will take over the U.S. Senate and keep the House in the November 4 elections. If they’re right –and there is some room for doubt—the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will likely have to undergo

Summer Finale: ‘doing this stupid thing’

A Seventh Circuit panel grilled attorneys for Indiana and Wisconsin this week over their reasons for banning marriage for same-sex couples. The Supreme Court extended a stay last week on a Fourth Circuit decision that Virginia's ban on marriage for

Sunday Speed: Va. stay expires Thursday

The Supreme Court could decide this week whether to extend a stay of a Fourth Circuit ruling that, if not extended, will expire Thursday morning, enabling same-sex couples to marry in Virginia and, perhaps, in other Fourth Circuit states. The

Fourth Circuit panel votes 2 to 1 to strike Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

It was clear from the oral argument that two out of three of the judges on a Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel would vote on opposite sides concerning the constitutionality of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. The

Speed Read: Win, loss, stunning upset

The Seventh Circuit has asked for briefs be submitted today on Wisconsin's request for an emergency stay of a federal district court ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying. The candidate who pulled off a stunning upset

Speed Read: ENDA ‘falls short’

The Tenth Circuit yesterday delayed for at least a week a federal judge's order that Utah grant state benefits to same-sex couples who married before the U.S. Supreme Court stayed another judge's ruling striking the state ban on same-sex couples