Gay Marriage

Virginia Sued Over Gay Marriage Ban

Looking for leverage out of the Supreme Court decision

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HARRISONBURG, Va. – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Virginia, Lambda Legal, and the law firm Jenner and Block will file a federal class action lawsuit today seeking the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in Virginia as well as an end to Virginia's refusal to recognize marriages same-sex couples have legally entered elsewhere.

The case was filed on behalf of Joanne Harris and Jessica Duff of Staunton and Christy Berghoff and Victoria Kidd of Winchester, and seeks to represent all same-sex couples in Virginia who wish to marry here or who have married in other jurisdictions.

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