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9 "virginia" Tagged Articles


Thursday, Aug. 12th, 2021

The story of a lesbian marriage in historic Colonial Williamsburg

A marriage certificate issued to two women in Colonial Williamsburg was discovered by researcher Ren Tolson, documenting an early same-sex love story as part...
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Monday, Apr. 19th, 2021

After a year of living life online, do distinctions like ‘online church’ even matter anymore?

How designations like ‘online church’ and ‘online ordination’ have changed after a year of connecting with loved ones and communities online, Zoom, and Skype...
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Wednesday, Apr. 14th, 2021

Fact Check: Do you need multiple online ordinations to protect your standing as a minister and wedding officiant?

You want to make sure your minister credentials are up to the legal task when it’s time to marry someone, and sign and file the marriage license. But do you ...
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Friday, Jan. 29th, 2021

New marriage officiant legislation in VA, again fails to address broader discrimination

A proposed law in Virginia aims to update marriage laws without addressing current minister discrimination
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Monday, Aug. 31st, 2020

New marriage officiant legislation submitted in Virginia, fails to address broader discrimination

A proposed law in Virginia aims to update marriage laws without addressing current minister discrimination
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Monday, Aug. 3rd, 2020

Will Virginia remove discriminatory language from the State Constitution?

New legislation proposed by Virginia representative Adam Ebbin seeks to remove language from the state's constitution that discriminates against gay LGBTQ co...
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Thursday, Jan. 23rd, 2020

Is Virginia about to get rid of its discriminatory marriage officiant laws?

A law submitted in Virginia could make it easier for friends and family to officiate weddings by allowing couples to designate their officiant on their weddi...
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Monday, Sep. 16th, 2019

Good News Alert: Virginia Counties Remove Racist Language From Marriage Application!

Virginia will no longer require couples to disclose their race when applying for marriage licenses.
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