gay marriage ban
The plaintiffs in a court case challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban want a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to occur before the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on the issue.
A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia’s ban on gay marriage should be struck down, which is the position the state’s newly elected Democratic attorney general has endorsed in a move that angered many Republican lawmakers.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he will not defend the gay marriage ban against federal lawsuits that challenge it.
A judge has removed Virginia’s governor from a lawsuit challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban but is allowing the case to continue with two other defendants.
A Chesterfield County couple challenging Virginia’s gay marriage ban says they believe public opinion is changing in their favor.