Defeat of Kilgore and anti-gay delegates seen as turning point
November 11, 2005
By Eartha Jane Melzer
Gay groups across the political spectrum celebrated the results of Virginia’s Nov. 8 election. With the defeat of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry Kilgore, and three staunchly anti-gay candidates for the House of Delegates, many say they sense the beginning of the end of agenda-setting by social conservatives in Virginia politics.