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State’s Arabian Diaspora to Benefit after Virginia Senate Approves LGBT Bills

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On Tuesday, the Virginia Senate passed four LGTB rights bills and with it has once again has displayed their dominion over the state legislature of Virginia. The four approved bills are namely Senate Bill 245, Senate Bill 161, Senate Bill 657, and Senate Bill 17. While the Senate Bill 245 – passed by 20-18 vote…

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Virginia Gun Rally

Can Virginia Gun Rally Avoid Rerun of C’ville Unrest and Springfest Riot?

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With the Virginia gun rally taking place today, authorities and the state residents fear that it might take a turn for worse in Richmond. In a bid to keep the protests in control, since the rally is expected to draw a huge crowd, Governor Ralph Northam and the law enforcement authorities have begun enacting measures…

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Equal Rights Amendment

Ratifying Equal Rights Amendment to End Gender Discrimination

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On Wednesday, the Virginia state legislature approved the resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Thus, becoming the long-awaited 38th state to ratify the amendment and ending an almost century-long struggle to end the discrimination based on sex. The state legislature, which comprises of the House of Delegates and Senate, is entirely controlled by…

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gun-control law

Rebels Rise as Virginia Lawmakers Ban Firearms at State Capitol

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A political infight between House Democrats and Republicans over the passage of gun control law witnessed a major step after lawmakers in Virginia banned firearms at state Capitol. The decision comes ahead of the pro-gun rally, which is expected to stage in Richmond on January 20. Although unknown how many people would actually come on…

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CSX-Virginia Deal

CSX-Virginia Deal Mirrors GCC Railway in terms of Connectivity

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As 2019 came to an end, apart from making efforts to implement the promised gun control laws, the State Democrats also promised to improve the passenger rail service of the state. The bold promised came after Governor Ralph Northam announced the CSX-Virginia deal on December 19. As per reports revealed, the deal paves path for…

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Gun Control bills

Democrats to Make History with Gun Control Bills amid Statewide Protests

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One of the key reasons for the Democrats’ historic win in 2019 Virginia State Elections was their continuous call for gun control bills. And now, two months later, the Democratic Party will be introducing multiple gun safety measures on Wednesday in the State Legislature. However, it is no surprise that the efforts and calls for…

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Voter turnout

Voter Turnout Surge after 2016 Reveals Dissatisfaction among Virginians

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A recent analysis by the Virginia Public Access Project revealed that the voter turnout in Virginia surged in the off-year elections since the 2016 presidential elections. The analysis revealed that the voters, who either support or are against Donald Trump, have showed up in record numbers to reflect their views on the President, even in…

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Strip Search Policy

Ralph Northam Ends Strip-Search Policy After Minor Girl’s Case Surfaces

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The 8-year-old girl who visited her father at the Virginia prison last month and stood at the receiving end of a humiliating strip-search, led the Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to suspend the policy, Friday. The Governor said that he was “deeply disturbed” by the wrong use of strip-search policy and called for an inquiry. Meanwhile,…

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Equal Rights Amendment

Virginia Dems Continue to Push for Ratification of Equal Rights Amendment

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The state Democrats are now pushing to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). With this, Virginia will become the 38th state to ratify ERA, paving the path for a constitutional amendment. The amendment ensures that no citizen undergoes discrimination due to their gender. In the past 47 years, 37 states have ratified the amendment, with…

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