Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Virginia — these are some issues LGBT voters hope to tackle next

After same-sex marriage became legal in Virginia in early October, has the controversial issue vanished as a hot-button election topic at the polls?

Lesbian couple Erika Straus and Savannah Flores had different takes on same-sex marriage and the upcoming election. When asked if they would change their vote for the midterm elections because same-sex marriage is now legal, Straus said that maybe she would.

“Now that it is legal, it would be less of an [issue]. Before, when I was voting for the presidential election, it was something that was not necessary, because I want gay marriage or I need it, but, I’m gay,” said Straus, explaining why she voted for President Barack Obama, who supported same-sex marriage.

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