Virginia

October 20, 2015

While the Vatican discusses family, another gay Catholic loses his job

Equality Virginia has created a petition asking for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia to apologize to John Murphy, a gay Catholic man who was fired from his position as executive director at St. Francis Home, a diocese-owned assisted living home.

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Virginia teen's lawsuit challenging his school's anti-trans bathroom policy moves forward

On Monday, July 27th 2015, a lawsuit filed to allow a transgender teen to use the boys' restrooms in his school moved forward, as U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar dismissed the Title IX discrimination claims in the suit.

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U.S. Justice Department says Virginia school bathroom policy is illegal

In a statement of interest filed Monday, the U.S. Justice Department sided with transgender teen Gavin Grimm, who filed a lawsuit against his school district in Virginia claiming their restroom policy is discriminatory.

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GLAAD @ Work: President Obama advocates at #SOTU, GLAAD Media Awards nominees announced, and more

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Marriage Equality Victories in 2014

After 2013's SCOTUS ruling that struck down parts of the discriminatory "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA), 2014 saw great advancement for marriage equality in the United States as fifteen more states became places where same-sex couples can legally marry. Read more about the states that made marriage equality the law of the land this year below.

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Appeals court denies stay on marriage equality ruling in Virginia, marriages could start next week

A federal appeals court has refused to issue a stay on marriage equality in Virginia. Unless the US Supreme Court issues a stay, couples could start marrying as early as next week.

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