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The Blue & Gray Press | August 19, 2019

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Questions arise within InterVarsity chapters around same-sex-marriage

November 16, 2016 |

By REBECCAS MELSON

There is a wind of change that is blowing through our country and through the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as well. As Americans strive to make sense of a changing political term, questions of race, gender and religion have come to the surface.Read More

Va. Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

February 5, 2015 |

By MARIAH YOUNG

The Virginia State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring for state agencies. In a 19-19 vote tie, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam cast a tie-breaking vote to pass the legislation through the Senate. Read More

Same sex marriage allowed in VA

October 8, 2014 |

By ALICE BALDYS

On Monday, Oct. 6 the Supreme Court of the United States declined requests to hear cases questioning the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in five states.Read More

Marriage equality in Virginia remains a question

September 4, 2014 |

By JONATHAN POLSON

After numerous rulings on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth of Virginia, same-sex couples and public officials alike are now looking toward a potential Supreme Court case for the final word on the issue.Read More

Judge rules Virginia marriage ban unconstitutional

February 19, 2014 |

A federal judge ruled last Thursday, February 13 that the Commonwealth of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, citing the freedom to marry as a fundamental right of all United States citizens, regardless of sexual orientation.Read More

Local Politics: Herring announces support to lift same-sex marriage ban

February 5, 2014 |

Newly inaugurated Attorney General of Virginia, Mark Herring, asked a federal court to reconsider the ban of same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He argued that the ban was “unconstitutional and oppressive,” according to the New York Times. Read More

Civil Unions Provide Same Benefits Without Overtones

March 23, 2011 |

By ANDREA FORCUM

One of the biggest social and political debates of today is whether or not to allow gay marriage. I would argue that same-sex marriage is, by definition, not a marriage.

Before you start to light the torches … Read More

Rejecting Right to Marry is Unconstitutional

March 23, 2011 |

There is no justification for the discrimination that thousands of gay couples face daily. Marriage is a right, not a religious ceremony. Same-sex marriage is a question of civil rights, implying that marriage is a universal right. Today’s legislation only … Read More