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Marriage News Blog

Top Headlines: Judge rules VA marriage ban unconstitutional
Check out front pages and headlines from the District Court's Decision in Bostic v. Rainey
Victory in Virginia: Federal court rules on marriage equality
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.
Federal Judge orders Kentucky to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages
Federal District Court struck down Kentucky’s ban on recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside of the Bluegrass State. Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled that laws enumerated in the Kentucky Constitution “deny validly married same-sex couples equal recognition and benefits under Kentucky and federal law.
Justice Department expands recognition of married gay couples
Attorney General Eric Holder released a memo that details expanded recognition for married gay and lesbian couples, regardless of where they live. As long a couple is legally married in a country, state or city with marriage equality, the Justice Department will treat them as legally married.
Marriage equality ruling “expected soon” in Virginia
AFER's legal teamwas back in federal court today. They made a forceful case in Norfolk, Virginia that all Americans are guaranteed the freedom to marry the person they love.
From the Headlines: federal court hears marriage equality case
The Federal District Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Bostic v. Rainey, AFER's callenge to Virginia's ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Marriage equality heads to Federal Court in Virginia
Federal District Court of Eastern Virginia will hold its first hearing in the Bostic case for marriage equality on Tuesday, February 4 at 10 a.m EST.
Marriage case hearing postponed in Virginia
One of the most severe snow storms in a decade has swept through the South, dumping almost 10 inches of snow in southeast Virginia and creating dangerous travel conditions. Because of the weather, the federal district court announced that it will be closed tomorrow and will soon reschedule oral argument in our case.