USA, Virginia: Marriage Equality Lawsuit Filed By ACLU and Lambda Legal

Written by scott on August 1st, 2013

VirginiaThe ACLU and lambda Legal just filed their marriage equality lawsuit in Virginia, that if successful will extend gay marriage down the Atlantic Coast into the South. SDGLN reports:

The case was filed on behalf of Joanne Harris and Jessica Duff of Staunton and Christy Berghoff and Victoria Kidd of Winchester and seeks to represent all same-sex couples in Virginia who wish to marry here or who have married in other jurisdictions. “Virginia is home for us. Our families are here, our jobs are here, and our community is a great support for us, but it makes us sad that we cannot get married where we live,” said Joanne Harris, a lifelong Virginian and the daughter of Bedford, Va. farmers. “It hits me in the gut that two hours from our house same-sex couples in Maryland and D.C. can marry. I have a serious medical condition and we’ve had to spend lots of money to try to make sure that Jessi can make decisions for me if there were ever a crisis.”

Let’s get New Jersey too for an unbroken line of states form the Canadian Border down to Virginia. 🙂

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