Being heterosexual does not ensure anyone’s ability to take on parental responsibilities, and being a member of the LGBT community does not mean you will be a bad parent.
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.
Same-sex couples will not be getting married on Thursday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on an appeals court decision to overturn the Virginia’s ban on gay marriage.