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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. ]

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Virginia AG officiates as marriage plaintiffs renew wedding vows

Monday, October 6, 2014
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring officiates as Carol Schall and Mary Townley renew their wedding vows on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- In an emotional ceremony in front of the John Marshall Courthouse in downtown Richmond, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring renewed the vows of two of the plaintiffs who successfully challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “This is the outcome we have hoped for,” said Herring, who [...]

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4th Circuit to issue mandate Monday, allowing same-sex marriages in Virginia

Monday, October 6, 2014
Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond-based federal appeals court says its ruling authorizing same-sex marriages in Virginia will take effect Monday afternoon. According to the clerk's office, the mandate will be issued at 1 p.m. Court clerks will be able to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after that time. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court is delaying the start of same-sex marriage in Virginia. The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided no [...]

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Plaintiffs in Va. marriage case ask Supreme Court to reject stay request

Monday, August 18, 2014
Virginia-Flag
RICHMOND, Va. -- The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Attorneys representing a county clerk in Virginia have asked the nation's highest court to stay the decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals while it's [...]

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Roberts sets Monday deadline for response in Va. marriage stay request

Friday, August 15, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has set deadline of Monday at 5 p.m. EDT for attorneys representing two same-sex couples to respond to a request to stay a federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Attorneys representing a county clerk in northern Virginia [...]

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Opponents ask U.S. Supreme Court to delay same-sex marriage in Virginia

Thursday, August 14, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
RICHMOND, Va. -- Attorneys representing a county clerk in northern Virginia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a circuit court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Alliance Defending Freedom on Thursday asked the nation's highest court to stay the decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court [...]

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Federal court clarifies date for same-sex marriage in Virginia

Thursday, August 14, 2014
The Lewis F. Powell Jr. Courthouse in Richmond, Va., is home to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal appeals court is clarifying when same-sex marriages could begin in Virginia. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond decided Wednesday not to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban. [...]

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Appeals court won’t grant stay of Va. same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban, which means that same-sex couples could begin marrying in the state as early as next week. The state would also need to start recognizing marriages from out of state by next [...]

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Va. AG asks U.S. Supreme Court to review same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, August 8, 2014
Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, giving the high court its third such case to choose from when justices return in October. Herring, who declined to defend [...]

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Virginia AG to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Bob Brown, Richmond Times-DispatchVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks during a news conference at his office in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 where he applauded the overnight decision by a federal judge to strike down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said Tuesday he would ask the Supreme Court to review a decision that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, although he supports the lower court's decision. The Democrat has chosen not to defend the state's law, but has also asked [...]

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