Marriage and Relationships

Shifting from Self-Sabotage
2:09 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Helping Hoarders

Credit morguefile photo

Just last year, hoarding disorder was added to what’s called the DSM-5, the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Steri-Clean was started by The Hoarders’ A&E TV series host Cory Chalmers but also recently became franchised in Richmond. The  company started as a crime scene cleanup company run by Amber Voss and her husband.

“We had a call come in for a crime scene, there was no blood; it was a hoarder. I said where’s the crime scene, she said this is it. I said oh my!”

She did some research and reached out to Cory Chalmers.

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Oral Histories in "Revelations"
12:14 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

LGBTQ in Appalachia

Carrie and Michael Cline
Credit Virginia Tech

Auditions are scheduled (10/20/14)  to cast volunteers to read oral histories in a performance at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg this Saturday.

The live theatrical presentation weaves a dozen oral histories into an artistic tapestry that focuses on resiliency in the LGBTQ Appalachian community. It’s the headliner for the 10th Annual Gay in Appalachia’ event, presented by the LGBTQ Caucus at Virginia Tech.

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Legal at 1:00 p.m.
12:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Same Sex Marriages in Virginia Begin Today

The U-S Supreme Court has cleared the way for immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by turning away appeals from Virginia and four other states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions.

The justices made their ruling without comment.

Now, the Richmond-based federal appeals court say its ruling authorizing same-sex marriages in Virginia will take effect this afternoon at 1:00.

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Developing
8:14 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: What It Means & What Happens Next

Some Virginians planned to attend weddings today, but the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in – issuing a stay of the lower court order that would have allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry. 

Clerks of Court like Charlottesville’s Llizelle Dugger were standing by to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, but late Wednesday the Supreme Court issued a stay of the lower court ruling allowing them to wed. Dugger says it’s not clear when the high court will hear arguments:

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Breaking
4:40 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Same Sex Couples Must Wait to Marry in VA

Disappointment for some and relief for others,  as the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice John Roberts sent word to the state of Virginia, which was preparing to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. 

Wednesday afternoon, the court  granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided no explanation for its order.

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