March 6, 2014 | 1 comment
Earlier today, the Senate defeated Governor Terry McAuliffe’s amendment to SB 330, an amendment that would have seriously weakened conscience protections included in a bill providing for the licensing of genetic counselors. The vote was 23-17 with Democrat Senators … Read more>
March 6, 2014 | 1 comment
On Tuesday, bowing to pressure from the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, Governor Terry McAuliffe amended SB 330, a genetic counseling bill, to weaken its excellent conscience protection language. Early today, the Senate will take up this amendment on the … Read more>
February 25, 2014 | 1 comment
Monday morning, the House Education Committee narrowly voted 12-10 to report SB 236 to the House floor, as three Republicans joined all seven Democrats in opposition. The bill, patroned by Senator Bill Carrico (R-40, Galax), a longtime defender … Read more>
February 23, 2014 | No comments
On Monday morning, the House Education Committee will vote on SB 236, a priority for The Family Foundation that protects the rights of public school students to express their faith at various school events. Its patron is Senator Bill … Read more>
January 14, 2014 | No comments
On Saturday, Democrat Terry McAuliffe was sworn in as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and it didn’t take long before he dove into the “social issues” liberals have always claimed are “distractions” from the “real issues,” such … Read more>
December 27, 2013 | 2 comments
Forty-five years ago this week an extraordinary event in history happened: Humans, for the first time, in the persons of Americans Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders, orbited and saw, within 60 miles, another heavenly body. Their Apollo 8 … Read more>
December 18, 2013 | 2 comments
Jim and Mary O’Reilly are perfect examples of the real agenda of those advocating legal protections for sexual behavior.
The O’Reillys’ own a bed and breakfast in Vermont. That state not only legalized same-sex unions, but has a broad “non-discrimination” … Read more>
July 11, 2013 | 7 comments
This morning at a press conference, the Human Rights Campaign released a poll it commissioned on Virginians’ attitudes towards same-sex marriage. In sweeping statements, the HRC lauded Virginians for “support[ing] marriage equality” evidenced by its 55 percent-41 percent poll.
However, after … Read more>
February 4, 2013 | 2 comments
On Tuesday, the Senate will vote on a priority bill of The Family Foundation, SB 1074, patroned by Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26, Harrisonburg). This bill will protect the rights of religious and political college student groups at public … Read more>
February 1, 2013 | 3 comments
Today, the House of Delegates passed two Family Foundation priorities while the Senate passed a bill protecting parental rights. Also, a Senate committee advanced another Family Foundation priority.
In the Senate, after hearing from many of you over the past … Read more>