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Government & Politics
11:04 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Affirms Marriage Equality for All 50 States

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In a landmark 5 to 4 decision today in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the United States Supreme Court affirmed marriage equality for all 50 states. 

 

The ruling protects the marriages of nearly 2,000 Virginia couples who have married since marriage equality came to Virginia in October, thousands more who have had their marriages recognized, and dozens of children who have been adopted or had both their parents placed on their birth certificate.

 

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Government & Politics
4:00 am
Tue June 23, 2015

VA Lawmakers Weigh in on War

  Virginia lawmakers are trying to force Congress to debate the ongoing war in Iraq and Syria, but congressional leaders don’t seem to want the debate. 

There’s no debate that the U-S is at war. The Obama administration has asked Congress to approve its war authorization plan, yet party leaders have refused to make it a priority.

“It’s time for us to have this debate.”

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Law & Crime
2:43 pm
Sun June 14, 2015

Democrats Sue Over Voter ID Law

Reactions vary to a Democratic lawsuit challenging Virginia’s voter photo ID law—based primarily on which side of the political spectrum the stakeholders fall.  

Democrats argue that this is another attempt to disenfranchise minority and other voters, while the GOP and the law’s chief sponsor say it's designed to protect the integrity of the voting system. But political observers are wondering how this lawsuit will progress—and what's the best course of action for the state’s Democratic Attorney General.

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What's At Stake
9:50 am
Tue June 9, 2015

National Defense Authorization Act

Senate Democratic leaders are hoping to filibuster a bill this week that's vital to Virginia's servicemen and women and the state's defense industry.

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Government & Politics
6:35 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Virginia Lawmakers On Trade Debate: How Will Agreements Impact Commonwealth?

Virginia lawmakers are divided over the free trade agreements winding their way through Congress this summer – the debate over whether the deals will be good or bad for the commonwealth. 

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