State of Virginia Archives: on Families & Children


Terry McAuliffe: Children's Cabinet, and Council on Childhood Success

Last year I formed the first ever Children's Cabinet, as well as the Commonwealth Council on Childhood Success and I asked them to take a 360-degree approach to increasing economic opportunity for Virginia students from before birth through adulthood. We are already making great progress.

I was proud to help Virginia win a $17.5 million grant last month to expand our pre-school program so that another 1,600 at-risk four-year-olds can learn in a Pre-K classroom in their community.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Virginia Legislature Jan 14, 2015

Terry McAuliffe: Allow same-sex couples to adopt

The Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Virginia and many other states means that decisions about marriage are now left to loving adults instead of their government. I was honored to take executive actions bringing Virginia government into line with the decision, including allowing same-sex couples to provide a loving, adoptive home for a child who needs it.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 Virginia Legislature Jan 14, 2015

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