Same-sex couples have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia’s attorney general said Friday in papers urging an appellate court to uphold a judge’s ruling that the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.
Holder Extends Federal Recognition To Mich. Same-Sex Couple Marriages Despite State Not Recognizing Them
Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.
A national tea party group launched a radio ad on Tuesday ridiculing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of “political cronyism,” funding Obamacare, and recommending a liberal judge that has left Kentucky “stuck with gay marriage.”
A second clerk plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that declares Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.
A coalition of African-American civil rights leaders and pastors announced a campaign to gather 1 million signatures to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder attempting to undermine states’ authority in attempt to “coerce states to fall in line with same-sex marriage.”
The Norfolk Circuit Court clerk said Monday that he plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling declaring the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
With Virginia’s gay marriage ban overturned, the legal fight over same-sex unions in that state goes to a court that has shifted to the left since President Barack Obama’s election.
The two couples at the center of a fight over the legality of gay marriage in Virginia are celebrating a federal judge’s ruling overturning the state’s ban.
With a ruling on Virginia’s ban on gay marriages pending, the Virginia Attorney General’s Office asked a federal judge to take note of a recent ruling in Kentucky that said the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.