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Richmond Times-Dispatch:Gay couple from Norfolk challenges state’s same-sex marriage ban in federal court

Markus Schmidt of the Richmond Times-Dispatch covers Bostic v. Rainey:

A gay couple from Norfolk has filed a civil suit in federal court against Gov. Bob McDonnell; Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; and George E. Schaefer, the Norfolk Circuit Court clerk, because they were denied a marriage license.

The complaint, filed July 18 at the U.S. District Court in Norfolk, states that Timothy B. Bostic, a professor of humanities at Old Dominion University, and partner Tony C. London, a Navy veteran and real estate agent, sought to obtain a marriage license at the Norfolk Circuit Court but were turned down because of the 2006 amendment to Virginia’s constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.