Since Attorney General Mark Herring announced his decision to side with plaintiffs in the lawsuits challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage—reaction is coming in from constituents, and partisan and advocacy groups.
Reporter Sandy Hausman took to the streets of Crozet and Charlottesville, and here’s a montage of the reaction she heard from folks .
Back in 2006, 57 percent of Virginians approved the same-sex marriage ban. This summer, a Quinnipiac University poll found the numbers had dropped—down to 43-percent of Virginians opposing gay marriage.
New numbers released this week show that the state would save and not spend money, by implementing the new federal health care law.
In a media briefing in Richmond yesterday, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel stated that previous estimates of costs involved in implementing the affordable health care act in Virginia, are outdated and that the new numbers are based on more accurate data than was available in previous years.
The Virginia State Senate has approved legislation that expands the rights of a person petitioning for a protective order and puts an alleged abuser on the hook for costs associated with some of the victim’s needs and costs.