Bostic v. Schaefer

Bostic v. Schaefer (prev. Bostic v. McDonnell, Bostic v. Rainey) is a federal challenge seeking to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, filed on July 18, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division. The plaintiffs are two same-sex couples: Tim Bostic and Tony London of Norfolk, Va., and Carol Schall and Mary Townley of Richmond, Va. In Sept. 2013, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) announced that attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson, who argued against California’ s Proposition before the U.S. Supreme Court, had joined the case. [ Case files. ]