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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …