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Virginia Launches New LGBT Tourism Marketing Efforts

Oct 2
It has been nearly two years since Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the creation of a LGBT Tourism Task Force - and now it has finally done something.

Anti-Gay VA Attorney General Withdraws Name from Consideration to State Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Mar 13
A day after being certified by the Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli withdrew his name from consideration for a vacancy on the Virginia Supreme Court.

Virginia Senate Passes Pair of Nondiscrimination Bills

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Feb 6
The Virginia Senate on Friday passed a pair of nondiscrimination bills with bipartisan support, sending them to the House of Delegates for consideration.

Virginia Welcomes Oyster Lovers

FOOD/DRINK | By Troy Petenbrink | Nov 15
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe first announced the Virginia Oyster Trail in August 2014, and today - following more than a year of planning and development - he officially decreed the trail open for business.

Good News for LGBT Supporters in Virginia Primary Results

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jun 15
Supporters of LGBT rights have a lot to celebrate after Tuesday's primaries in Virginia resulted in the defeat of the last remaining anti-LGBT Democrat in the General Assembly in the Hampton Roads area and the nomination of an openly gay man.

Marshall's Parting Shots :: Virginia Lawmaker Tries to Sneak Two Anti-Gay Amendments into State Budget

POLITICS | By John Riley | Feb 21
If the last week proved anything to Virginia's LGBT community, it's that one always needs to keep an eye on the machinations of the commonwealth's General Assembly, particularly the House of Delegates.

Virginia Says "Welcome" to LGBT Tourists

By Troy Petenbrink | Nov 22
It is a case of "better late than never" as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the formation of an LGBT Tourism Task Force. He shared the news while speaking at a statewide tourism summit.

Virginia Taps Into Natural Resources to Drive Tourism

By Michael Felberbaum | Nov 5
Sometimes, money does grow on trees. Dotted by charming small towns from the mountains to the west and the ocean to the east, Virginia is renewing efforts to tap its natural resources to help drive tourism.

Same-Sex Couples Start Marrying in Virginia

Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way by turning away several appeals, gay couples have started marrying in Virginia.

Court: Gay Marriages in Va. Can Begin Monday

The Richmond-based federal appeals court says its ruling authorizing same-sex marriages in Virginia will take effect Monday afternoon.

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