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The Bostic Case

Appeals Court Hearing Date Set for AFER’s Marriage Case in Virginia
Less than one month after the District Court ruled the state’s ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples unconstitutional, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals granted AFER’s motion for an expedited briefing schedule and date for oral argument.
Federal court case for marriage equality advances in Virginia – Timeline
In the month of February, AFER’s federal court case in Virginia was fully argued, decided and appealed.
Marriage equality court victory appealed, case advances in Virginia
Judgment in AFER's federal court case has now been entered and the defense immediately filed an appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
What It Was Like: Victory in Virginia
Last week AFER made history. Watch this video to see what it was like to be with our plaintiffs and legal team the day the Federal District Court ruled Virginia's marriage ban unconstitutional.
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.
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.