Stories tagged: "lgbtq"

Ettinger: The LGBTQ Community Needs More Than One Month of Support

BLACKSBURG-As we celebrate the LGBTQ community during Pride Month, it's important to recognize the fight for equality doesn't end on June 30.

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2020 Has Been a Revolutionary Year for LGBTQ Protections in Virginia. Here’s What Changed.

Laws that took effect in Virginia on Wednesday have made tremendous strides toward equality, including allowing a third gender marker on driver’s licenses, updating hate crime laws, and removing the state ban on same-sex marriages and unions. On June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

A Segregationist Tried to Derail Civil Rights. He Got Today’s Supreme Court Decision Instead.

A racist congressman from Virginia tried to stop the Civil Rights Act, but 56 years later his amendment got more legal protections for LGBTQ Americans. In a landmark decision Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that federal law protects LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination. The ruling has been a long time coming in the fight for...