American Foundation for Equal Rights

Washington Blade: 4th Circuit denies request to stay Va. marriage ruling

Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade reports on 4th Circuit’s decision not to stay a mandate in the Bostic case allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in Virginia.

“Virginia’s loving, committed gay and lesbian couples and their children should not be asked to wait one more day for their fundamental right to marry,” Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is representing Bostic and London and Schall and Townley, told the Washington Blade. “The Fourth Circuit Court’s decision is consistent with dozens of other federal and state courts throughout our country, affirming this simple principle of equality under the law.”

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