The case is the first one in the South to reach oral arguments before a federal judge.
A federal judge in Virginia has certified as a class action a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage.
Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed.
In less than a month, two federal judges have struck down state bans on gay marriage for the same reason, concluding that they violate the Constitution’s promise of equal treatment under the law.
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Democratic lawmakers have pledged to try and make gay marriage legal in Virginia.
Liz Cheney Quits Senate Bid Due To ‘Serious Health Issues’ That ‘Have Recently Arisen In Our Family’
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi.
Supreme Court puts gay marriage on hold in Utah.
Utah is asking the Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state, at least temporarily.
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.