04 February 2014

Marriage equality goes to court in Virginia

A tourism slogan says: "Virginia is for lovers."

But is it really?

Today, a hearing was held in the Federal District Court of Eastern Virginia in a case of two couples who are challenging Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

The plaintiffs were represented by Ted Olson and David Boies, who had successfully argued against California's Proposition 8.

At the end of the hearing, Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen told the court: "You'll be hearing from me soon."

Stay tuned, with fingers crossed in hopes that she rules in favor of equality, not discrimination.

A victory would mean that the tourism slogan will finally speak to everyone.

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