Virginia state Delegate Robert G. Marshall, Prince William Republican, announced Wednesday that he filed more than 17,100 petition signatures with the Virginia State Board of Elections to become the third GOP candidate to qualify for the June 12th primary ballot.
The Virginia Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would prevent any state agency from assisting in the detention of U.S. citizens if it conflicts with the U.S. or state Constitution — a direct response to a controversial provision of President Obama's 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
The Virginia Senate on Thursday voted to re-refer a so-called "personhood" measure defining life as beginning at conception back to committee, killing it for the 2012 session.
Whitney Anderson of Roanoke has always wanted to become a mother. Stricken with a disease, she had tried in vitro fertilization but lost five pregnancies. Now she wonders if, under Virginia's proposed "personhood" bill, she would have been held criminally liable.
The Virginia House of Delegates approved legislation Tuesday that would define life as beginning at conception, setting up a potential clash in the state Senate and another high-stakes battle over a measure that has been beaten back elsewhere in the country in recent years.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Monday gave preliminary approval to a so-called "personhood" measure defining life as beginning at conception, perhaps the most far-reaching proposed measure on abortion introduced thus far during the 2012 General Assembly session.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a bill that would protect state-licensed private adoption agencies from placing children with families if the placement conflicts with the agency's religious beliefs.
Emboldened by a new Republican majority in Richmond, some 200 people rallied on Capitol Square Monday to push gun-friendly legislation, hours before a crowd occupied the same space to commemorate victims of gun violence.
Delegate Robert G. Marshall is "actively interested" in launching a bid for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate this year, the Prince William Republican said Tuesday.