VCU is making changes to its non-discrimination policy in light of Virginia legalizing same-sex marriage earlier this month.
With the indirect approval of gay marriage in the state of Virginia my only question is: Why is federal approval taking so long? Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, legalized same-sex marriage in 2010. Even if we set aside the fact that denying the LGBT community their rights is comparable to the discrimination during the Civil Rights movement of the ’50s, the gay community has been a prominent, part of our society for years now. Allowing same-sex marriage nationwide would ultimately be a positive decision for the U.S.
A banner had been hung at the front of her Monday 7 p.m. class that read “Congratulations, Nicole,” and her students cheered for her as she entered the room. This came just hours after VCU social work professor Nicole Pries and her partner, Lindsey Oliver, became the first same-sex couple to be married in the state of Virginia.
Paul Woody of the Richmond Times-Dispatch recently wrote a column claiming VCU’s investment in head coach Shaka Smart has not seen a sufficient return to date.
The Venture Creation Competition will begin Feb. 3 at VCU for its third consecutive year, encouraging students to take chances on new ideas for cash prizes.