Equality


Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin gestures as he delivers his State of the Commonwealth address before a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly in the House chambers at the Capitol  Monday Jan. 17, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Gov. Glenn Youngkin Unclear On Language in the Virginia Constitution On Same-Sex Marriage

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin made an appearance on the CBS Sunday morning program “Face The Nation,” where he and Robert Costa talked about abortion, “inherently divisive concepts,” and his most recent trip to Nebraska. He was also asked about same-sex marriage, which is not actually codified in Virginia’s state constitution.

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Attorney General Jason Miyares Pulls Virginia From Effort to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

On Feb. 18, 2022, current Attorney General Jason Miyares made moves to withdraw the Commonwealth as a party in a lawsuit to get the Equal Rights Amendment adopted into the US Constitution.

Virginia republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, participates in a  debate with democratic gubernatorial candidate former Governor Terry McAuliffe at Northern Virginia Community College, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Gov. Glenn Youngkin Uses Black History Month to Call on Virginians to ‘Celebrate Our Rich History’ Despite Supporting Bill that Wants Governor’s Schools to be ‘Race-Blind’

To kick off Black History Month, Gov. Glenn Youngkin highlighted important African Americans throughout Virginia's history, despite not wanting to address historical and present racism into Virginia's public school systems.

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in Lorton (Image courtesy of memorial)
Virginia’s Role in the Equal Rights Amendment: Over a Century in the Making

The fate of the Equal Rights Amendment hangs in the balance, but Virginia women continue pushing forward.