USA, Virginia: Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on February 13th, 2014

VirginiaThis just in from AFER – the judge in the marriage equality case struck down the state’s ban.

AFER reports:

The Federal District Court ruled that Virginia’s marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. It said that loving couples like our plaintiffs, Tim Bostic & Tony London and Carol Schall & Mary Townley are entitled to the same basic rights and protections as every other American. This is a monumental victory—for Virginia and our country—and the first of its kind for a state in the South. The anti-equality legal group Alliance Defending Freedom—which worked to get Prop. 8 on the ballot in California and defend it in court— is representing the defendant-intervenor in our case and will try to get this decision overturned. We can’t let them win.

Wow – what a week for marriage equality. Next, the appeal.

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