Tag: Greg Nevins
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted on Monday a motion to intervene in Bostic v. Rainey that had been filed by Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia on behalf of a class of all Virginia’s same-sex couples simultaneously challenging the state’s marriage ban in its own case, Harris v. Rainey.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Virginia, and Lambda Legal filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to intervene on behalf of all Virginia’s same-sex couples and their families in Bostic v. Rainey.
A federal court in Virginia has ruled that Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional, but the ruling was suspended in anticipation of an appeal, meaning no same sex marriages will yet be recognized in Virginia pending that appeal.
A federal district court in Virginia on Friday certified as a class action a lawsuit challenging the Commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage, extending the scope of those represented in the lawsuit to all same-sex couples in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia attorney general announced today that his office has concluded Virginia’s bans on same sex marriage are unconstitutional, and he will no longer defend legal challenges to the bans now pending in federal court.