ACLU of Virginia and Equality Virginia Urge Gov. McDonnell to End Adoption and Foster Care Discrimination

Ask Governor to consider LGBT community in “Virginia Adopts” campaign. Richmond, VA – This week, the ACLU of Virginia and Equality Virginia asked Governor McDonnell to ensure that the best interests of children inform his “Virginia Adopts” Campaign and that all families are considered and included in his goals to raise awareness about the foster […]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Shuts Out Thousands of Prospective Parents

Governor’s “Campaign for 1000” Lands One Year After Virginia Shuts Out Thousands of Prospective Parents Washington – (May 10, 2013) -Family Equality Council and Equality Virginia today issued an open invitation to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to assist in finding adoptive parents for youth in the Virginia foster care system – by reversing their recently […]

Occupational Hazard: Working for Virginia’s Government

By Brendan Maupin Wynn Good news: a federal appeals court upheld the ruling that strikes down the Virginia marriage equality ban, a case which will likely move onto the United States Supreme Court, a big success in the fight for marriage equality. President Obama this year asked us to remember that as we make progress […]

We Are Still In Virginia

Yesterday was about celebrating our wins for equality. This morning, many of us wake up realizing we are still in Virginia where… Governor McDonnell allows the State Board of Social Services to discriminate against LGBT youth in the foster care system. Longtime partners can find themselves homeless because Governor McDonnell won’t extend Medicaid spousal impoverishment […]