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The constitutional amendment that prohibits marriage for same-sex couples still exists in Virginia since voters approved it in 2006.
Of course, it is no longer enforced as the U.S. Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all states in 2015.
Still, it would be nice to abolish it once and for all.
257,400 LGBTQ adults live in the state of Virginia and until now, they have had no protection from discrimination as the law only protects on the basis of race, religion, and sex.
The Democratic Party regained the majority of both houses in Virginia in the 2019 election. A few days ago, five pro-LGBTQ bills were introduced to the legislators.
In 2017, Danica Roem became the first transgender woman to serve in a legislature, the Virginia one, and guess what? She’s running for office again!