Billboard Of The Day
“Include all families in America’s future” is the message you’ll see when driving through Richmond’s I-95/I-64 interchange through Oct. 20. Equality Virginia and the Gay Community Center of Richmond placed a billboard reminding passersby that America is made up of many families. “This election, we are very fortunate to have candidates speaking loudly in support of inclusive rights for all Americans,” Bill Harrison, interim president of the Gay Community Center of Richmond said. “For our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities, this is a welcome change.” The ad features three different families – a couple, couple with child and single parent. In Virginia, the 2006 Marshall-Newman Amendment banned any recognition of gay couples by the state. The Commonwealth’s adoption and family laws also place challenges on gays and lesbians for single and two parent adoption and second parent recognition.