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Senate Committee Passes Marriage Equality Constitutional Amendment

Richmond, Virginia—A group of Senators who sit on the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee voted this afternoon to pass SJ242, sponsored by Senator Adam Ebbin. This constitutional amendment would repeal the referendum that was passed in 2006 limiting marriage to one man and one woman. It’s high time we corrected that bigoted mistake, and we’re thrilled […]

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The Virginia Values Act Is Good for People and Business

Since my partner decided to come out as transgender almost two years ago, we’ve had more conversations about how the decision would affect our careers, shared earning potential, and living options than we did about how it would affect our personal and emotional lives.  via GIPHY The Workforce Still Doesn’t Accept LGBTQ+ Individuals My partner […]

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Progress is Good for Business

Since my partner decided to come out as transgender almost two years ago, we’ve had more conversations about how that decision would affect our careers, shared earning potential, and living options than we did about how it would affect our personal and emotional lives.  via GIPHY My partner and I are in our late twenties […]

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Virginia Needs Non-Discrimination Laws Now

How would you feel if you had to lie every time your co-workers asked you how your weekend was to keep your significant other a secret? What would it be like if you were coming home with your partner but looking over your shoulder the whole time making sure no one sees you?  That’s the […]

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October is LGBTQ History Month! We Still Have Much Work to Do To Protect the LGBTQ Community

October is LGBTQ history month! Ironically, the U.S. Supreme Court heard some cases affecting the LGBTQ community’s protections at the beginning of this month. With a conservative majority on the court, the future of protections for the LGBTQ community is unclear, which could really make all of the gains we’ve made disappear into history. The […]

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NOVA Pride Reminds Virginia of Lingamfelter’s Anti-LGBTQ Record

Delegate Scott Lingamfelter Opposes Rights for Commonwealth’s LGBTQ Residents As the region embraces diversity this weekend by celebrating NOVA Pride, Progress Virginia is spotlighting one of the state’s leading opponents of equality, Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-31). Even though Virginia has made headway in advancing LGBTQ rights, Del. Lingamfelter has proven how out of touch he […]