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Virginia Plaintiffs Respond to Defendants’ Marriage Appeal

By John Riley | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Supporters of marriage equality seeking to overturn Virginia’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with the office of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, filed appellate briefs April 11 in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer.

Delay Sought on NC Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
North Carolina’s attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state’s same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.

Virginia AG Files Brief Supporting Gay Marriage

Friday Apr 11, 2014
Virginia’s attorney general has told an appellate court reviewing a judge’s ruling that the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples.

Judge Puts Va. Gay Marriage Case on Hold

Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
A federal judge has put one lawsuit challenging Virginia’s gay marriage ban on hold while another makes its way through the appeals process.

Christian School in Virginia Drives Eight-Year-Old Tomboy Out

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
A Christian school in Virginia has reportedly driven out an eight-year-old girl because of her "boyish looks," saying that God had made her female, and she should dress and act as such.

U.S. Appeals Court Issues Orders, Consolidates Challenges to Virginia’s Marriage Ban

By John Riley | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
The U.S. Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit on Monday issued three orders relating to two pending cases challenging Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.

US Appeals Court Sets Va. Same-Sex Case for May

Monday Mar 10, 2014
A federal appeals court has tentatively scheduled May arguments on Virginia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Notice of Appeal in Va. Gay Marriage Ruling Filed

By Brock Vergakis | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
A second clerk plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that declares the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.

Va. Del Comes Out, Will Face Gay Sen. For Congressional Seat

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
In a Washington Post op-ed column, Virginia Delegate Mark D. Sickles announced that he is gay, he’s sick of hearing anti-gay comments in the House, and he’s running for Congress.

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.