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Push to Repeal Va. Constitutional Amendment Due to Fail

Virginia State Sen. Adam Ebbin announced this week that the constitutional amendment he is sponsoring this legislative session in Richmond appears to be failing. “I am carrying this bill to repeal the ban on same-sex marriage and replace it with a fundamental right to marry. It will face strategic opposition in the House, where despite having the votes on the floor to pass, the Speaker assigned an identical House Amendment, carried by Delegate Mark Sickles, to a heavily conservative subcommittee where it was killed at 7 a.m. with minimal discussion or debate,” he reported.

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F.C. Civil Rights Icon Honored in D.C.

In the context of Black History Month last Saturday, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) renamed its sports complex after the late Falls Church civil rights icon Dr. Edwin Bancroft “E.B” Henderson, also known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball.” Henderson’s grandson, Edwin Henderson and his wife Nikki are currently prominent community activists in the City of Falls Church.