Danica Roem could become Virginia's first transgender lawmaker. After the elections that will take place on November 7, we will know if Danica has made a little more history.
In Virginia Beach, Sheriff Ken Stolle has appointed the first LGBT liaison.
Danica Roem has just marked the history by winning the Democratic primary for the Virginia House of Delegates’ 13th District. She thus becomes the first trans candidate who has won a legislative primary in this state.
Representative Anthony Kern introduced two bills (HB 2293 and HB 2294) against the rights of transgender people.
The House of Representatives and the Senate of Virginia has just passed a bill (HB 2025) that allows organizations to discriminate same-sex couples through their religious or moral beliefs by a 57-37 vote in the house and by a 21-19 vote in the Senate.
Several anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in Kentucky and Virginia.
While marriage equality is now possible in all American states since the decision of the Supreme Court last year, a further 30 states have undeleted laws prohibiting marriage between persons of the same sex. Two lawmakers from northern Virginia say it's time to remove them.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has delivered its verdict in the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student from Virginia, who had launched a challenge against Gloucester High School, which forbade him access to the school restrooms, he was restricted to using "alternative, private" facilities.
Let's be briefly back to the religious protection bill that was debated in the Senate of Mississippi just to tell you that the senators approved the House Bill 1523, which prevents the government to prosecute any person or business that does not want to serve LGBT people.