Virginia Abandons Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

, The National Law Journal

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"The majority of Americans and the majority of Virginians agree that loving, committed couples like our plaintiffs Mary & Carol and Tim & Tony deserve the dignity and respect that comes with marriage," Umhoefer said.

Another challenge to Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, Harris v. McDonnell, is pending in the Western District of Virginia. The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, which is part of the plaintiffs' legal team, released a statement today saying it expects the attorney general's office to file documents in that case similar to those filed today in the Bostic case.

Contact Zoe Tillman at ztillman@alm.com.

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