American Foundation for Equal Rights

The New York Times: Federal Judge Overturns Virginia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Erik Eckholm of The New York Times reports:

A federal judge on Thursday evening declared that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, in the strongest legal reversal yet of restrictive marriage amendments that exist throughout the South.

“Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal,” wrote Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Norfolk. “Surely this means all of us.”

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