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Virginia Same Sex Marriage

Gay Marriages Begin In Virginia Hours After Supreme Court Clears Way

AP | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way by turning away several appeals, gay couples have started marrying in V...

Supreme Court Puts Hold On Same-Sex Marriages In Virginia

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay ...

Gay Marriage Preparations Underway In Virginia

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia — at least for now — after the U.S. Supreme Court agr...

Federal Court Refuses To Delay Virginia Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A panel of ...

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.

Lawyer Files Brief Against State's Gay Marriage Ruling

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge who struck down Virginia's gay marriage ban usurped the state's authority to decide whether same-sex unions sho...

State Gay Marriage Case Set For May By U.S. Appeals Court

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has tentatively scheduled May arguments on Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. The 4t...

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 ...

State Quickly Emerges As Critical In Gay Marriage Fight

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed....

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...