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Virginia’s new laws on LGBT+ protections and gun background checks suggest shift in power

Virginia’s new laws on LGBT+ protections and gun background checks suggest shift in power

The leftward transformation of Virginia since Donald Trump was elected president crescendoed over the weekend, with the governor signing into law protections for LGBT+ residents, gun background checks, no jail time for simple marijuana possession and early voting. The flurry of new measures enacted by Ralph Northam, a Democrat, came five months after members of his party took control of the …

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