Tag Archives: Terry McAuliffe

VIRGINIA: Governor Declares State Of Emergency, State Police Declare Nazi Rally An “Unlawful Assembly”

The New York Times reports: The governor of Virginia declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville on Saturday as a protest of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general turned violent, leaving several people injured and threatening to plunge the area into chaos. Protesters clashed in the historic college town, as white nationalists — some waving Confederate ...

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VIRGINIA: Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe Signs LGBT Rights Executive Order, Vows To Veto “Bathroom Bill”

The Washington Blade reports: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday signed an executive order that bans anti-LGBT discrimination among state employees, contractors and subcontractors. “Today’s executive order is a huge leap forward in our goal toward becoming a state that is a safe, welcoming and equal place for all Virginians,” said Equality Virginia Executive Director James Parrish in a press ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Speaks At Event For LGBT Delegates To DNC [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe attended a welcoming mixer for LGBT delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Watch my video below as McAuliffe proudly notes that his first act in office was to ban discrimination against LGBT state employees. McAuliffe added to great cheering that he was the “first Southern governor” to perform a same-sex marriage.

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VIRGINIA: Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe Vetoes “Stigmatizing” Anti-LGBT “Religious Freedom” Bill

BOOM. The Washington Blade reports: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday vetoed a religious freedom bill that critics said would have allowed anti-LGBT discrimination. McAuliffe said in a statement that Senate Bill 41 is “nothing more than an attempt to stigmatize.” “This legislation is also bad for business and creates roadblocks as we try to build the new Virginia economy,” ...

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VIRGINIA: Governor Vows To Veto RFRA Bill

The Virginian-Pilot reports: Legislation that has passed both chambers of the Republican-controlled General Assembly says no minister or religious organization can be penalized for acting in accordance with a belief that marriage should be only between a man and a woman. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has promised to veto it. The House of Delegates passed the measure 59-38 on Wednesday. ...

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VIRGINIA: Catholic Bishops Angry That Pro-Gay Gov Will Lead St. Patrick’s Parade

The Catholic bishops of Virgina have issued a joint statement denouncing (of all groups) the Knights of Columbus over their invitation for Gov. Terry McAuliffe to lead this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We are aware that the Knights of Columbus Council #3548 has extended an invitation to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve as Grand Marshal of the 2015 ...

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Virginia Goes For LGBT Tourists

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe yesterday announced that his state has formed a task force to pursue LGBT tourism. Speaking to a crowd of 400 tourism industry professionals, McAuliffe said the creation of the task force continues upon his campaign theme of openness and equality for all Virginians. “I’ve been very vocal on the topic,” McAuliffe told the Times-Mirror. “As I ...

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Quote Of The Day – Terry McAuliffe

“I share your view that the effective administration of our legal system requires zealous advocacy on all matters before the courts. In the present case, Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is being vigorously and appropriately defended by the Clerk of Court for the City of Norfolk and the Clerk of Court for Prince William County. Accordingly, I respectfully decline to appoint ...

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VIRGINIA: In First Official Act, Gov. Terry McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees

In his first official act following today’s inauguration, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order protecting LGBT state employees from discrimination. Shortly after taking office in 2010, GOP former Gov. Bob McDonnell stripped such protections from the traditional order, claiming that there was no evidence that gay people are discriminated against. McAuliffe: “My administration is committed to keeping Virginia ...

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Eugene Delguadio: Let’s Crash The Inauguration Of VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Eugene Delgaudio is calling on his supporters to crash tomorrow’s inauguration for Virginia Gov.-Elect Terry McAuliffe. Via his press release published today by Christian Newswire: The conservative Public Advocate group is distributing thousands of commemorative badges marking the inauguration of a liberal governor Saturday, January 11 in Richmond. The group is opposing Governor-elect McAuliffe’s anti-family legislation or any so-called pro-homosexual ...

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VIRGINIA: Gov-Elect’s First Act Will Be To Protect LGBT State Employees

Via the Human Rights Campaign: Signaling a new day for LGBT equality in Virginia, Democrat Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe said in his first press conference that his first executive order will be to ban discrimination against LGBT state employees. “In his first day as Governor-elect, Terry McAuliffe has declared a new day for LGBT equality in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said ...

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VIRGINIA: Democrats Yank Anti-Cuccinelli “Oral Sex” Posters From College Campus

The Washington Post reports: Both posters say at the bottom that they were paid for by “Education Votes, a project of the Democratic Party of Virginia.” They were distributed to other campuses around the state, too, but DPV spokesman Brian Coy said the party has had a change of heart. “While we feel Virginians deserve to know the truth about ...

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VA Poll: Cooch Slips To 9 Points Behind

The same day that the US Supreme Court slapped down his appeal to reinstate a ban on sodomy, a new poll was released showing that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has slipped to 9 points behind Democratic challenger Terry McAuliffe. As you can see, Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis is continuing to Naderize the result.

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VIRGINIA: Attorney General Ken “Sodomy” Cuccinelli Slips In Latest Poll

Virginia Attorney General Ken “Sodomy” Cuccinelli has slipped to five points behind Democrat Terry McAuliffe in that state’s gubernatorial race. The latest result is nearly a reversal of the positions the two candidates held at the launch of the campaign. Right wing sites are wailing that Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis may be Nader-ing the election. Sarvis is the wild card ...

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