Gay and Lesbian Virginia

   

Virginia is known as the "Mother of Presidents", because it is
the birthplace of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe,
William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson
, exceeded
by no other state. Also because portions of the original Colony subsequently became
Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia as well as some portions of Ohio.

The Chesapeake Bay divides the commonwealth. Virginia has a number of National
Park Service units, including one national park, the Shenandoah National Park.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a 23 mile long facility that connects the
Delmarva Peninsula with southeastern Virginia in the United States. It crosses
the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and connects the independent cities of Virginia Beach
and Norfolk, Virginia to Cape Charles in Northampton County along with the rest
of the eastern shore of Virginia.

Virginia Beach is the most populous commonwealth. The state's nickname is
Old Dominion and it's capital is Richmond.


Virginia Gay Issues:

Gay Marriage
2006 Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned
marriage for same-sex couples
2004 - Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage and any
other forms of partnership recognition for same-sex couples
1997 Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage for
same-sex couples

Domestic Violence
Has domestic violence laws that explicitly exclude
same-sex survivors of domestic violence

Sodomy Laws
(Felony) Maximum Penalty: 20 Years

Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
It is unclear whether the state adoption law permits
second-parent adoptions.

Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that do not include crimes based in
sexual orientation or gender identity

Some Virginia Cities:
Abingdon - Alexandria - Appomattox - Arlington - Bedford - Blacksburg
Bluefield - Bristol - Charlottesville - Chesapeake - Chincoteague
Damascus - Danville - Dumfries - Emporia - Fairfax - Falls Church
Fredericksburg - Front Royal - Hampton - Herndon - Leesburg - Lexington
Luray - Lynchburg - Manassas - Mount Vernon - Newport News - Norfolk
Onancock - Parksley - Portsmouth - Reston - Richmond - Roanoke - Salem
Shenandoah - Springfield - Suffolk - Virginia Beach - Warrenton
Williamsburg - Winchester

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