Virginia Marriage

Virginia Marriage

Virginia Marriage Ban Struck Down in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Bostic v. Schaeffer case marks the second federal appeals court that has ruled in favor of marriage equality since last year's historic Windsor ruling. ...
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Federal Appeals Court Hears Virginia Marriage Ban Arguments

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A federal appeals court will hear extended arguments Tuesday in a challenge to Virginia's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage. ...
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All Same-Sex Couples in VA May Join Marriage Case

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted the motion to intervene in Bostic v. Rainey on behalf of all of Virginia's same-sex couples. ...
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VA Attorney General Finds State Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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The legal move follows the inauguration of Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe, who replaced Republican Governor Bob McDonnell earlier this year, and Attorney General Mark Herring, who replaced former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. The previous administration had staunchly defended the marriage ban. ...
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Across State Lines: Fighting for Marriage in VA

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The plaintiffs in the case: Joanne Harris, 38, and Jessica Duff, 33, together since 2006, are from Staunton and have a four-year-old son, Jabari. Christy Berghoff, 34, and Victoria Kidd, 35, are from Winchester and have been together almost 10 years. They have a 10-month-old daughter, Lydia. ...
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Lambda Legal Plans for Federal Marriage Case in VA

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Lambda Legal will file a marriage lawsuit in Virginia as co-counsel with the ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia in the coming weeks. ...
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