Posts tagged "Virginia"
Former Virginia Governor and First Lady Found Guilty on 14 Charges in Corruption Case

Former Virginia Governor and First Lady Found Guilty on 14 Charges in Corruption Case

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty Thursday on a combined 14 counts of conspiracy, fraud, influence-peddling, bribery, and extortion by a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Supreme Court Blocks Marriage Equality in Virginia

Supreme Court Blocks Marriage Equality in Virginia

The US Supreme Court granted a request Wednesday that delays a decision that would have allowed same-sex couples to start getting married this week in Virginia.
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Marriage Equality in Virginia

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Marriage Equality in Virginia

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court decision overturning Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
Virginia Governor Orders Review of TRAP Regulations

Virginia Governor Orders Review of TRAP Regulations

The TRAP regulations will remain in effect pending the state Board of Health's review. Clinics have until the end of June to comply.
Virginia Attorney General Announces DREAMers Will Qualify for In-State Tuition

Virginia Attorney General Announces DREAMers Will Qualify for In-State Tuition

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced yesterday that DREAMers, children of undocumented immigrants who lawfully live in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, will qualify for in-state college tuition at Virginia's public universities.
Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women

Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women

The bishops carefully state that "healthcare is a right," but then ask Virginia legislators to repeal healthcare for poor women facing rare, tragic circumstances.
Judge Declares Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Judge Declares Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

"The plaintiffs ask for nothing more than to exercise a right that is enjoyed by the vast majority of Virginia's adult citizens."
Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Repeal Ultrasound Law

Virginia Senate Passes Bill To Repeal Ultrasound Law

"Women--and men--from across Virginia have been clear: they're done with politically motivated bills that attack women's health."
Democrat Wins Virginia Senate Seat After Close Recount

Democrat Wins Virginia Senate Seat After Close Recount

Virginia Del. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. (D-Accomack) won a closely-watched state Senate race Monday, delivering a boost to recently inaugurated Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Pro-Choice Democratic Woman Wins Virginia Senate Seat

Pro-Choice Democratic Woman Wins Virginia Senate Seat

I’m pro-choice, and will fight to repeal the mandatory ultrasound law and the TRAP regulations that target women’s health clinics."
Pro-Choice Democrat Wins Virginia Attorney General Race

Pro-Choice Democrat Wins Virginia Attorney General Race

Pro-choice state Senator Mark Herring (D) is the new attorney general of Virginia, defeating State Senator Obenshain (R) who conceded the race - after a vote recount - yesterday.
Feminists, Abortion Rights Win in Virginia

Feminists, Abortion Rights Win in Virginia

Feminists supported Virginia Democratic Candidates Terry McAuliffe for Governor and Dr. Ralph Northam for Lieutenant Governor in decisive wins.
Virginia Clinic's TRAP Law Appeal Will Proceed in Court

Virginia Clinic’s TRAP Law Appeal Will Proceed in Court

About 30 supporters of the clinic attended the hearing in the courtroom, and around 75 attended a lively rally before the hearing outside the courthouse.
Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Plan to State-Fund Religious Schools

Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Plan to State-Fund Religious Schools

As part of his campaign platform, Cuccinelli released his plan on Tuesday at a school in Richmond.
Virginia Couples Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Virginia Couples Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Two Virginia couples filled a federal class action lawsuit Thursday against the commonwealth's same-sex marriage ban.
Northern Virginia Clinic Forced to Close

Northern Virginia Clinic Forced to Close

NOVA Women's Healthcare, an abortion provider that is repudiated to be the busiest clinic in Virginia, has closed its facility in Fairfax as a result of new city regulations combined with impending new Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers (TRAP laws). NOVA was one of the main abortion clinics in the Northern Virginia area, and a...
Women's Rights Advocate Wins Virginia Primary

Women’s Rights Advocate Wins Virginia Primary

Dr. Ralph Northam from Norfolk, Virginia, has won the Democratic primary for the Virginia Lieutenant Governor race with 56% of the vote.
Make your voice heard on clinic regulations in Richmond this Friday!

Make your voice heard on clinic regulations in Richmond this Friday!

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sent the new rules for women’s health centers back to the Board of Health. Make your voice heard at the September 14 meeting!  On June 15, the Virginia Board of Health voted to amend a key provision of the proposed permanent regulations for women’s health centers– the amendment means that existing...