Discrimination http://wvtf.org en Brown vs. Board of Education Anniversary http://wvtf.org/post/brown-vs-board-education-anniversary <p>Governor McAuliffe marked the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown versus Board of Education, with a visit to a Richmond high school.</p><p>African-American students from Virginia had joined that case in the 1950s after walking out of their racially segregated school in protest of its dilapidated conditions and inferior curriculum.</p><p>The governor provided a brief civics lesson—tying issues six decades ago to issues today.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:14:29 +0000 Tommie McNeil 21787 at http://wvtf.org Brown vs. Board of Education Anniversary DOMA Reaction http://wvtf.org/post/doma-reaction <p>There’s mixed reaction in Virginia regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of federal recognition of all legal marriages. In a statement, the Attorney General's office says it will defend the Virginia Constitution, which defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman.&nbsp;&nbsp;But, that position is pitted against another legal juggernaut, the ACLU, which is applauding the decision and says it will fight to pave the way for same-sex marriages within the state.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:37:14 +0000 Tommie McNeil 6672 at http://wvtf.org DOMA Reaction VA Lawmakers React to DOMA Ruling http://wvtf.org/post/va-lawmakers-react-doma-ruling <p>Lawmakers in the region are having mixed reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.</p><p>Many Republicans had muted responses to the Court s landmark decision. Not Virginia Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a statement saying he s disappointed and troubled by the ruling.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:30:42 +0000 Connie Stevens 6671 at http://wvtf.org VA Lawmakers React to DOMA Ruling