Posts tagged "virginia"

Virginia Shooter Bryce Williams Has Died

He also allegedly faxed a 23-page “manifesto” to ABC News, claiming he was motivated by anger over the shooting at a church in Charleston last month.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2015

Virginia TV Reporters Shot And Killed On Live Television, Suspect Identified [UPDATE]

WHSV reports that the shooter has been identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, a “former disgruntled employee,” according to Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Megan Reynolds / August 26, 2015

Ex-Legislator Joe Morrissey Confirms He Fathered Teenager’s Baby With Creepy Ass Photo

A 57-year-old former Virginia Delegate had an affair with his 17-year-old secretary, and now they have a baby.

Robyn Pennacchia / May 21, 2015

Not This Crap Again: Virginia Politician Calls Pregnant Women “Hosts”

You can count on me to never get in the way of you “preventing an unintentional pregnancy.” I’m not actually sure what that means, because if it’s “unintentional” you must have been trying to prevent it. And, I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2014

Virginia’s Same Sex Marriage Ban Overturned!

Happy Valentine’s Day, sinners and sodomites! Yesterday, a federal judge in Virginia ruled that the state’s 2006 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The ban is in violation of the equal protection and due process clauses in the United States Constitution’s 14th amendment. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen’s wrote in the ruling, “Our Constitutio…

Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

Gay Sex For Everyone! Virginia Strikes Down Anti-Sodomy Law

Welcome to the 21st century, Virginia! Despite the Supreme Court ruling in 2003 that state law can not deem sexual relations between consenting adults a “crime,” VA has continued to do so for 10 years — until this week.  An appeals court finally nixed the state’s anti-sodomy law regulating “crimes against nature,” which criminalized anal and…

Sarah Gray / March 14, 2013

Hank The Cat Comes In Third In Virginia Senate Race

People often joke that politics is going to the dogs, but how wrong they are. It’s actually going to the cats — one cat in particular, a Maine Coon named Hank. Hank came in third in a battle for a Virginia senate seat,  behind Democrat Tim Kaine (who won!) and Republican George Allen, running o…

Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2012

VA Candidate’s Campaign HQ Vandalized With “Baby Killer”

The campaign headquarters of Wayne Powell, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, was vandalized with the words “baby killer” and “n***er lover.” Ugh, what is wrong with people?! [Think Progress]
Wisconsin Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin is really, really close to becoming the first-ever openly gay senator. [Jezebel]
A five-year-old girl…

Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2012

Virginia Passes Regulations That Seem To Shut Down Abortion Clinics

Virginia’s Board of Health has voted to pass building regulations pushed by anti-abortion advocates on things like hallway sizes and ventilation systems that will force many abortion clinics in the state to close. Just awful. [Huffington Post]
More on the accused Central Park rapist’s history of attacking elderly women. [ABC News]
Another…

Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2012

Awesome Body Shop Repairs Gay Student’s Vandalized Car — For Free

I’ll admit to holding some not-very-positive stereotypes about the South’s feelings on homosexuality. But the guys of Quality Auto Paint and Body in Roanoke, Virginia, have turned that around. After they heard that local gay college student Jordan Addison’s car had been vandalized four times and covered with gay slurs, they decided to do something…

Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2012

Most Of Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Could Close Today

Twenty of 22 abortion clinics in Virginia could close today if the state’s Board of Health votes to impose medically unnecessary restrictions on them. Specifically, the clinics would be required to adopt rules that hospitals do, such as providing as many beds as there are parking spaces in the lot. Real important, right? Clever…

Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2012

The Real March Madness: Lady-Hating Laws In Arizona Vs. Virginia

We have nothing personally against the states of Arizona and Virginia, two fine locations in the lower 48. Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, and our own Ami Angelowicz was born and raised there. Virginia is the proud state that brought us Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Smithfield ham. However, when it comes to…

Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Ultrasound Now Required Before An Abortion In Virginia

Virginia Governor Bill McDonnell has signed into law the bill that requires a woman seeking an abortion to first have a medically unnecessary ultrasound. Technically this bill is a step up from a previous iteration of the bill, which would have required an invasive transvaginal ultrasound (also medically unnecessary) before an abortion. [New York

Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Virginia Kills “Fetal Personhood” Bill

Virginia’s state Senate killed a “fetal personhood bill” which would have criminalized all abortions by declaring a fetus to be a human being at the moment of conception. Yesterday, Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell rescinded his intent to sign a “transvaginal ultrasound” bill, which would have required a woman seeking an abortion to be vaginally…

Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2012

UPDATE: Virginia’s Governor Backs Off “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Anti-Abortion Bill (And Even Meghan McCain Is Against It!)

UPDATE, 3:40: Governor McDonnell has released a statement regarding the bill, posted after the jump.

Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert McDonnell has come to his senses: he is dropping his support for a scary-ass bill requiring women seeking an abortion to first have a medically unnecessary “transvaginal ultrasound,” aka to be vaginally penetrated with…

Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2012

Politician Points Out How Virginia’s Mandatory Ultrasound Law Could Turn Abortion Providers Into Criminals

One of the scariest anti-abortion bills in the U.S. right now is Virgina’s “mandatory ultrasound” bill, which requires a woman seeking an abortion to be vaginally penetrated with a speculum and ultrasound probe. The doctor operating the transvaginal ultrasound will then reflect that image onscreen; women will be forced to undergo this procedure to have…

Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2012

Virginia Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” And “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Bills

Virginia politicians advanced two extreme and extremely disturbing anti-abortion bills yesterday — Valentine’s Day, for God’s sake! One is a so-called “fetal personhood” amendment, which would criminalize all abortions by declaring that a fertilized egg is a person. 

The state’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed the “fetal personhood” bill, which now head…

Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2012

Hero Of The Week: Virginia State Senator Janet Howell Attaches A Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill

You guys, meet Janet Howell, a Democratic Virginia State Senator who is my new hero. Howell was disgusted by a new bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, so she decided to protest it in a decidedly unique way. She attached an amendment to that bill that would also…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2012

Earthquake Rocks East Coast

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Virginia, sending ripples from Washington, D.C. to New York City to Boston to Cleveland, around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon. The whole Frisky office here in NYC started shaking. We initially thought it was Amelia’s breakfast burrito getting the better of her, but now we know the truth: several of us just…

Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Are Totally Screwed

Virginia’s governor has signed into law a bill which requires abortion clinics meet the same regulations as hospitals — despite the fact they offer different types of services. Abortion rights supporters say the bill is an attempt to thwart women’s access to abortion. Seventeen of the state’s 21 clinics may need to shut dow…

Jessica Wakeman / March 29, 2011
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