Second Virginia legislator: ‘I’m gay’

The Commonwealth of Virginia now has two members of the General Assembly — one delegate and one senator — out of the closet and acknowledging they are gay. Del. Mark Sickles, Democrat from Fairfax, confirmed his homosexuality Friday in a column published in The Washington Post. Sickles joins Sen. Adam Ebbin, an Alexandria Democrat who […]

When sexual orientation no longer matters

Of the many last-minute pieces of legislation passed by the Congress in the “lame duck” session following the mid-term elections the one of the most historical significance may be repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule that allowed the U.S. military to ban military personnel who open admitted being gay. The ban on homosexuals […]