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Virginia Same Sex Marriage

Utah Will Try to Save Its Anti-Gay Marriage Ban This Thursday (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2014-04-07-ScreenShot20140407at5.56.33PMsmall.pngProponents of the ban are likely to trot out the same discredited arguments that have failed in other cases; those claims range from "preserving tradition" to "protecting children," and lately courts haven't found them very persuasive.

Scalia Gets Big Shoutout In Judge's Decision Against Gay Marriage Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

Once again, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's blistering June 2013 dissent against overturning DOMA has been cited by a judge ruling against a st...

Judge Certifies Class Action Status For Virginia Gay Marriage Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., Feb 1 (Reuters) - A federal judge in western Virginia has certified as a class action a lawsuit filed...

Religious Leaders Threaten Impeachment For State A.G. Who Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

A group of Virginia religious leaders on Wednesday called on Attorney General Mark R. Herring to reverse his position on same-sex marriage. If not, t...

This Is a Make-or-Break Week for Marriage Equality in Virginia (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2014-01-28-afervirginia2014128small.pngWe could have a decision from the court at any time, so be on the lookout for major breaking news from Virginia.

REPORTS: Virginia's New AG To Make Major Move On Same-Sex Marriage

Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Virginia's new attorney general Mark Herring is making a major reversal on his state's same-sex marriage stance, according to The Washington Post and ...

Is This Gay Marriage Battle Headed For The Supreme Court?

Religion News Service | Richard Wolf | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NORFOLK, Va. (RNS) Whenever Tim Bostic would lament that he couldn’t marry his partner, Tony London, in Virginia, his sisters had a ready solution: ...

Marriage Equality Is Coming to Illinois, but When? (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2013-11-26-afervidillinois112513.pngThere's good news and bad news for wedding planners in Illinois. The good news: LGBT couples will be getting married in 2014. The bad news: We don't exactly know when.

Major Marriage Announcement by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

2013-09-30-AFERVirginiasmall.pngAFER is joining a preexisting lawsuit brought by two couples in Virginia. Ted Olson and David Boies will assume the role of lead co-counsel and will put forth the same constitutional arguments that were successful in the Prop 8 case.

ACLU To Challenge Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt | Posted 09.08.2013 | DC

Two weeks after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia announced t...

Virginia: The Next Gay Marriage Battleground State? | Alexander Burns | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Welcome to the gay rights battleground of Virginia. Yes, you read that right. In the 2013 off-year elections, a state that once leaned solidly to t...

'You Can't Stop The Progress Of The Human Mind, Even In Virginia'

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2013 | DC

Two cases being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this week could change the way America defines marriage and whether same-sex couples will be given the...

Chelsea Kiene

LOOK: Same-Sex Couples Apply To Wed In Virginia | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.14.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Janice Canterbury and Nadia Malley of Arlington have been committed partners for 14 years -- a commitment that has withstood a battl...