This November, the citizens of Virginia will vote for the next Governor of the state. Along with voting in a ew Lt. Governor and Attorney General.
For the first time in history, Virginia has a Gubernatorial candidate that seeks equality for all Virginians including the LGBT community in Terry McAuliffe (D). Terry McAuliffe is running against Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia's next Governor. Terry believes “everyone should be treated fairly. I personally favor civil marriage for committed couples of the same-sex. I understand that this is an issue that Virginians of goodwill come down on both sides of and it is an issue where, like many Virginians, my views have changed from earlier in my life.”
It would appear, if candidate McAuliffe is voted in to represent Virginia citizens in Richmond that LGBT citizens will finally have a good shot at non-discrimination laws and even marriage equality in the state.
Virginia, here are your options for key state leaders:
Governor: Terry McAuliffe (D), Ken Cuccinelli (R), Robert Sharvis (L)
Lieutenant Governor: Ralph Northam (D), E.W. Jackson (R)
Attorney General: lMark Herring (D), Mark Obenshain (R)
Virginia could be one step closer to marriage equality by the end of the year!
The Gubernatorial candidates will square off tonight, September 25th at 7pm EST in a televised debate. Check local listing for channel.