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  • “State shouldn’t condone adoption bias” Richmond Times Dispatch 12/20/11
  • “State Board Overlooks Same-Sex Adoption” 12/15/11
  • “Va. social services board votes again to allow for what some say is discrimination in adoptions regulations”Washington Post 12/14/11
  • “Local LGBT groups not enthusiastic about Va. Attorney General’s candidacy” MetroWeekly 12/8/11
  • “Virginia Senate gets gay member, flips for GOP” MetroWeekly 11/10/11
  • “All loving parents should be able to adopt” Letter to the editor by James Parrish, EV Executive Director & Jennifer Chrisler, Family Equality Council Executive Director Richmond Times Dispatch 10/16/11
  • “Virginia public weighs in on gay-adoption rules” 10/11/11
  • “State-Licensed Adoption and Foster Care: No Place For Discrimination” 10/4/11
  • “DADT Repeal Celebrations Underway” 9/20/11
  • “On the End of DADT: 92011 > 14500, or Solving the Inequality” Guest Article by EV’s Executive Director James Parrish 9/20/11
  • “State Board Reopens Adoption Comment Period” 8/18/11
  • “Social Service Board Delays Adoption Regulations” Washington Post 8/17/11
  • “The Fed’s Flag: Let it Fly” EV’s Executive Director James Parrish’s Op-Ed Piece Richmond Times Dispatch6/12/11
  • “Rainbow Flag Goes up; Letters Fly In” New York Times 6/10/11
  • “Flag at The Fed Reignites Gay-Rights Debate” Richmond Times Dispatch 6/4/11
  • “Advocacy groups seek delay of VA adoption rules” 5/17/11
  • “Virginians are almost evenly split on gay marriage, Post poll finds” Washington Post 5/09/11
  • “Adoption War in Va.” 4/05/11
  • “Gay rights groups blasts Marshall over proposed adoption changes” Washington Post 04/05/11
  • “Gay marriage opinion draws mixed reaction” Richmond Times Dispatch 2/24/11
  • “Bills regarding gays in the Va. National Guard die in committee” Richmond Times Dispatch 2/02/11
  • “Equality Virginia Discusses Future Elections, Legislation” 1/21/11


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Read news clips from 2008 ►
  • “Virginians back job protections for gays; poll,” Washington Blade, 12/26/2008
  • “Transgender Day of Remembrance,” Public News Service, 11/20/08
  • “Gay marriage ban should have familiar ring to blacks,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 11/18/2008
  • “The Gay Mafia That’s Redefining Liberal Politics,”, 10/31/08
  • “Is Virginia Really for Lovers,” The Advocate, 10/24/08
  • “Virginia’s 2006 Marriage Ban Spurs LGBT Activists in 2008,” The Advocate, 10/23/08
  • “The Advocate’s Big Four Report: Virginia,: The Advocate, 10/21/08
  • “Virginia Doesn’t Protect Gays,” Roanoke Times Dispatch, 10/08/08
  • “Richmond hopefuls vow to uphold rights of gays,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 10/05/08
  • “Half of gay Virginians victims of violence: report,” The Washington Blade, 10/3/08
  • “Pelosi backs anti-gay lawmaker for VP slot,” The Washington Blade, 8/8/08.
  • “5.7 percent of Arlington residents say they are gay,” The Washington Blade, 8/1/08.
  • “Gay group IDs workplace equality as No. 1 goal,” The Washington Blade, 7/25/08
  • “California’s same sex marriage move worries Virginia,” Los Angeles Times, 6/18/08.
  • “Virginia Supreme Court affirms ruling in lesbian – custody case,” Augusta Free Press, 6/6/08.
  • “Virginia gay marriage backers, foes, react to California Ruling,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, 5/16/08
  • “Webcast: A Virginia Perspective on the California Supreme Court gay-marriage ruling,” Augusta Free Press, 5/16/08
  • “Anti-gay Va. Senator eyes attorney general post,” Washingon Blade, 4/11/08