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    Hearing set for gay Norfolk couple challenging Va. same-sex marriage ban

    Hearing set for gay Norfolk couple challenging Va. same-sex marriage ban - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Government And Politics

    Hearing set for gay Norfolk couple challenging Va. same-sex marriage ban

    Same-sex union case goes before judge Jan. 30
    Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:00 amBY MARKUS SCHMIDT Richmond Times-Dispatch


    A gay couple from Norfolk that has sued in federal court to overturn Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban will have a hearing before U.S. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen on Jan. 30, a spokesman for the couple said Thursday.

    “It’s important for our plaintiffs to have their stories told, and for the judge to hear firsthand about the harm that Virginia’s punitive and unfair marriage amendment has done to their families and lives, whereby they are treated as second-class citizens and not afforded the same rights and freedoms as other married couples under the law,” said Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is sponsoring the couple’s case.
    Old Dominion University professor Timothy Bostic and partner Tony C. London, a Navy veteran and real estate agent, filed the suit last summer against State Registrar of Vital Records Janet M. Rainey and Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk George E. Schaefer after they were denied a marriage license because of the 2006 amendment to the Virginia Constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

    Bostic said in an interview that in 24 years, he and London had built a home together, developed a close circle of supportive friends and family, and supported each other during their ups and downs.

    “We filed this lawsuit because we want our relationship to be recognized, just like everyone else’s,” Bostic said. “Further, it is important to us as Virginians to get married in a state we love, in a state we have called home for so long.”
    Backup Links:
    Virginia gay marriage ban faces challenge - Daily Press
    Ebbin Begins Battle to Repeal Virginia's Gay Marriage Ban - Government - Fredericksburg, VA Patch


    Awesome more progress made on court cases and dates!!!!
    Eventually SCOTUS is gonna get involved.

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    18 States with Equal Rights


    Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
    Connecticut - November 12, 2008
    Iowa - April 27, 2009
    Vermont - September 1, 2009
    New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
    Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
    FALL OF DADT Dec 18, 2010
    New York - July 24, 2011
    Washington - December 6, 2012
    Maine - December 29, 2012
    Maryland - January 1, 2013
    FALL OF DOMA - June 26, 2013
    California - June 28, 2013
    Delaware - July 1, 2013
    Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
    Minnesota - August 1, 2013
    New Jersey - October 21, 2013
    Hawaii - December 2, 2013
    New Mexico – December 19, 2013
    Utah – December 20. 2013 (appealing to supreme court! )
    Illinois - June 1, 2014 effective


    21 States Working Towards Equal Rights


    14 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights
    Alaska (Suit to be filed this month)
    Kentucky
    Idaho
    Louisiana
    Michigan (Feb 2014 Trial)
    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma
    Pennsylvania (June 14 Trial)
    South Carolina
    Tennessee (Direct US Constitution Challenge)
    Texas (Jan 2014 Trial, Direct US Constitution Challenge)
    Virginia (two different suits, one involves Prop8 lawyers) Hearing will be before Jan 30th
    West Virginia


    4 States with Court Case(s) and Legislation to establish Equal Rights
    Arizona
    Arkansas (Decesion Pending and 2016 ballot)
    Nevada
    Ohio (December 2013 trial) Trial had narrow ruling that ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.


    3 States with Legislation to Establish Equal Rights
    Colorado
    Florida
    Oregon


    thats 39 states that could have equal rights by 2016 and some much sooner!
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    Re: Hearing set for gay Norfolk couple challenging Va. same-sex marriage ban

    The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016

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    Re: Hearing set for gay Norfolk couple challenging Va. same-sex marriage ban

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    lol thats awesome!!!!

    the sanctity argument has always been and will always be a failed argument, a complete strawman.
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