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May 02, 2016

Va. Supreme Court Rules Law on Cohabitation Applies to Same-Sex Couples

NEWS RELEASE: The Supreme Court’s decision reverses that of an appeals court that had ruled that Mr. Luttrell could not cease his payments because “cohabitation” could only occur between a man and a woman. read more »

April 26, 2016

Virginia’s Bathroom Case to Have Broad Implications

BLOG: Neither Gavin, nor any other transgender student, should be humiliated by having his identity disrespected and undermined every time he has to use the restroom at school. read more »

April 22, 2016

ACLU-VA Applauds Restoration of Voting Rights

NEWS RELEASE: The ACLU of Virginia welcomes Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order today that restores the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of Virginians convicted of felonies but who have completed their sentences. read more »

April 20, 2016

ACLU-VA Statement Regarding Legislature’s Approval of Governor’s Amendments to HB815

STATEMENT: The Virginia General Assembly failed the public interest today by agreeing to impose a veil of secrecy on executions in Virginia. read more »

April 19, 2016

Federal Court of Appeals Rules In Favor of Transgender Student in Virginia Restroom Access Case

NEWS RELEASE: A federal court of appeals today ruled in favor of transgender male student Gavin Grimm. read more »

April 19, 2016

Tell the Governor You’d Rather Not: Say No to Secrecy on Death

OP-ED: The legislature should reject the governor’s amendments and embark on a long overdue discussion of whether Virginia should join the 18 states that have made the ultimate humane choice to discontinue the death penalty entirely. read more »

April 18, 2016

Death in Jail: More Questions than Answers

BLOG: Our thoughts are with Mr. Mitchell’s family. It should not take a “critical incident,” as the report calls Mr. Mitchell’s death, to spur the state into action. read more »

April 15, 2016

Updated: Governor’s Amendments to Electric Chair Bill Would Allow Creation of Secret Execution Drugs

The ACLU of Virginia urged Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto five bills approved […] read more »

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