Rainbow-colored lights shine on the White House to celebrate the US Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in favor of same-sex marriage (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Senate Passes Bill to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage

The Respect for Marriage Act does not require states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but it does require states that ban same-sex marriages to recognize these marriages as long as the marriage was valid in the state where it was performed.

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Here Are 5 Ways To Give In Virginia—And It’s Not Just Money!

As the season of thanks comes to a soft close and the season of giving commences, we wanted to highlight a handful of opportunities across the commonwealth that intersect both paths.

Law enforcement work the scene of a mass shooting at a Walmart, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Chesapeake, Va.  The store was busy just before the shooting Tuesday night with people stocking up ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Walmart Manager Opens Fire in Break Room, Killing 6

A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees in the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people.

7 Small Businesses in Northern Virginia to Visit for Holiday Shopping

Discover unique gifts for your loved ones at these local Northern Virginia gems

6 Used Record Stores in Virginia for the Music Enthusiast in You

These stores will have you dusting off your record player!

Feeling Thankful? Here Are 5 Family-Friendly Virginia Experiences To Explore On Thanksgiving

Thankfully (pun intended), there are plenty of things to do in Virginia on and around Thanksgiving Day. Here’s a scoop of some of our top favorites.

TOPSHOT - A commuity members silhouette is seen through a Pride flag while paying their respects to the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 20, 2022. - At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, police said on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
Mass Shooting at Gay Nightclub in Colorado Follows Surge of Right-Wing Rhetoric and Threats Targeting LGBTQ Community

As Republican lawmakers and right-wing media figures have singled out the LGBTQ community with hateful rhetoric, children’s hospitals have faced bomb threats, armed extremist groups have targeted drag-related events, and LGBTQ individuals have been assaulted and now murdered in a mass shooting that left five dead.

How Much Do You Know About Virginia History?

Virginia history is American history. Let's find out how much you remember from history class!