The House this week passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, legislation extending federal hate crimes law to protect individuals targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
Civic engagement is alive and well in Mason District. Community picnics and neighborhood events bring out the best in our county, as new and long-time residents alike share meals and experiences. One young father told me how much he enjoys living in Fairfax County, with its great park system and […]
In trying to beat back a growing wave of support for federal hate crime legislation, the right wing was up to its most dastardly and divisive old tricks. On April 17, they had scheduled a media conference at the National Press Club pairing so-called “ex-gays” with anti-gay black ministers. Their […]
Zoning and building code enforcement in neighborhoods took center stage Mon-day as the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors endorsed Chairman Gerry Connolly’s proposal to create a “strike force” of county agencies to address ordinance and safety code violations in our community. Noting that it is the county’s responsibility to “protect […]