Federal judge declares Virginia’s marriage ban unconstitutional
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Federal judge declares Virginia’s freedom to marry ban unconstitutional
New York – On the news that a federal judge in Virginia earlier this evening declared the state’s ban on marriage unconstitutional, Freedom to Marry’s president, Evan Wolfson, issued this statement.
“The bipartisan momentum for marriage is building at an unprecedented speed. In just the past several weeks, federal judges in Utah, Oklahoma, and Kentucky; the Attorney Generals of Virginia and Nevada; the Governor of Nevada, and now a federal judge in Virginia have all said that marriage discrimination against loving and committed gay couples is indefensible under our Constitution. There has been a fundamental shift in the legal landscape. America is ready for the freedom to marry and those couples in Virginia, on the eve of Valentine's Day, are ready to marry.