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Philip VanCleave, the president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, argued before a state Senate committee Monday that stalkers and domestic abusers convicted of misdemeanors should not lose their gun rights, as such a punishment would be "silly."
State Senator Richard Black (R-VA) has ended his short-lived campaign for Congress. Instead, he will remain in the Virginia Senate, where Black has become notorious for remarks on sexual assault, abortion, contraception, and LGBT issues.
Newly inaugurated Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) announced Thursday that he believes Virginia’s state marriage inequality amendment violates the United States Constitution and that he will not defend it against ongoing court challenges.
Responding to concerns about a proposed bill that would have brought back much of Virginia’s infamous "Crimes Against Nature" law and potentially made felons out of 17-year-old couples engaging in consensual oral sex, a Virginia Senate committee adopted a substitute version on Wednesday.