Author: Nicholas F. Benton

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Northam Signs Equality, Women’s Health & Anti-Confederate Bills Into Law

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Sunday signed a spate of new laws passed by the Democratic-controlled state legislature earlier this year and now set to go into effect on July 1 that repeal racist and discriminatory language from Virginia’s Acts of Assembly, give localities the ability to remove or alter Confederate monuments in their communities, and begin the process of replacing Virginia’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the United States Capitol.