The D.C. Council has given final approval to a bill that would make it easier for gay and lesbian couples who marry in the nation’s capital to get divorced.
A decision on whether to tighten dance floor regulations in Fairfax County has been deferred to another day.
Legislation to restrict judges’ authority to defer convictions has died in the General Assembly.
The most emotionally charged bill of Virginia’s 2012 General Assembly mandating ultrasound exams for women seeking abortions has cleared its final legislative hurdle and is on its way to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s expected signature.
As Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley prepares to sign legislation legalizing gay marriage, opponents of the bill have cleared one of the first hurdles to asking voters to overturn the law.
Measures advanced Tuesday that would repeal a Maryland law requiring that poor defendants have a public defender present when district court commissioners are setting their bail.
Virginia’s Senate passed legislation Tuesday that requires women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasound exams.
Legislation repealing a requirement that girls receive a vaccine to prevent a sexually transmitted, cancer-causing virus was killed for this year when the Senate voted 22-17 Monday to send the bill back to committee and carry it over to 2013.
A controversial bill that tightens requirements for voters in Virginia passed Monday after Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling cast consecutive tie-breaking votes.
The Virginia Senate’s version of the state budget died Thursday when Democrats, rebuffed in their bid for a share of power in the evenly divided chamber, voted against the two-year, $85 billion spending plan.