4th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the freedom to marry in Virginia case

Today the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a marriage ruling out of Virginia from February.

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TODAY: 4th Circuit Appeals Court hears oral arguments in Virginia marriage case

This week, on Tuesday, May 13, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond will hear oral arguments in Bostic v. Rainey, a federal lawsuit that seeks the freedom to marry in Virginia.

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Evan Wolfson shares how we’ll move marriage forward in West Virginia

This week, West Virginia University College of Law hosted Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson for a talk on why marriage matters and how we move marriage forward in West Virginia.

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Southerners urge mayors to support the freedom to marry with Change.org

This month, Freedom to Marry is working to Light Up the Map by urging mayors from all across the United States to voice their support for marriage for same-sex couples and become Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.

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9 Senate Democrats who announced their support for the freedom to marry this week

In the past week, nine U.S. Senators have announced their support for the freedom to marry, explaining how their views have evolved and how they have come to understand that now is the time to stand on the Right Side of History.

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Stopping West Virginia’s anti-marriage equality amendment

For the sixth year in a row, West Virginia will be considering a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between “one man and one woman.”

Last Thursday, the WV Senate and House issued a joint resolution calling for a public vote on marriage in 2012.

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Upcoming Summer for Marriage Events: GA, FL, NC, WV, PA, and DC

Freedom to Marry's Summer for Marriage Tour wraps up next week with events in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. The tour, which was originally organized in response to the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay “One Man, One Woman” bus tour, has highlighted widespread support for the freedom to marry with supporters of equality outnumbering NOM’s supporters on all 16 stops thus far

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Ban on Freedom to Marry Fails in West Virginia House

Democrats in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday swiftly shot down Republican attempts to advance a constitutional ban on the freedom to marry.

GOP delegates unsuccessfully tried to force a floor vote on a bipartisan resolution (HJR5) called the "Marriage Protection Amendment." The proposal calls for a statewide referendum on whether to amend West Virginia's constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

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Diane W. Mufson: Supporting the freedom to marry will not destroy our nation

The Herald-Dispatch - West Virginia
July 22, 2009
It took from 1664 to 1967 for the Supreme Court to overturn the original miscegenation laws. Time is on the side of marriage equality as well. It may take years to happen, as do most other value issue changes, but when it does occur we will find that the freedom to marry will not destroy our nation. [Link]

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Crowd packs legislative meeting on West Virginia marriage amendment

West Virginia Gazette
July 14, 2009

As some states move toward marriage equality, conservative Christian groups are pressing West Virginia lawmakers to let voters ban it by amending the state constitution. On Tuesday, an interim legislative committee studying a possible constitutional amendment - which would define marriage as between one man and one woman - heard from supporters and opponents of the idea. [Link]

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