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Marriage News Watch: Virginia win impacts neighbor states

| Monday, August 4, 2014
Marriage equality supporters and opponents gather outside the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
This week’s Marriage News Watch report from Matt Baume at the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) recaps the Fourth Circuit decision that upheld a ruling that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, and the immediate fallout in several nearby states under that Circuit Court's jurisdiction.

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Judge asked to lift stay in challenge to W.Va. same-sex marriage ban

| Thursday, July 31, 2014
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HUNTINGTON, W.V. -- Attorneys for three same-sex couples challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to to lift a stay it had entered pending the decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in similar challenge in neighboring Virginia.

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W.Va. DMV tells transgender women they must appear as male in license photos

| Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Trudy Kitzmiller (left) and Kristen Skinner
Two transgender women in West Virginia say they were harassed and humiliated by Department of Motor Vehicle workers who refused to take their pictures as they appear on a daily basis. In two separate incidents this year, Kristen Skinner, 45, of Ranson, W.Va., and Trudy Kitzmiller, 52, from Mount Storm, W.Va., both claim they were told by DMV workers ...

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Judge puts W.Va. gay marriage suit on hold pending outcome of Va. case

| Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge has put a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage on hold until a federal appeals court decides a similar Virginia case. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers entered an order Tuesday that stayed the case until the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decides a case from Virginia.

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W.Va. high school teacher suspended for Facebook post mocking gay group

| Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia high school teacher has been suspended following a Facebook post he made in which he appears to be mocking a planned meeting of the school’s gay-straight alliance.

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W.Va. teacher under fire for Facebook post mocking gay-straight alliance

| Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- A West Virginia school district is investigating a high school teacher over a Facebook post in which he appears to be mocking a planned meeting of the school's gay-straight alliance.

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Freedom to Marry launches $1 million marriage equality campaign in U.S. South

| Monday, February 24, 2014
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NEW YORK – Freedom to Marry, the advocacy campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, on Monday launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South.

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W.Va. Senate to consider workplace non-discrimination bill

| Monday, February 3, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate would make it unlawful for employers and landlords to discriminate against individuals based on their sexual orientation.

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Federal judge says suit challenging W.Va. gay marriage ban can proceed

| Friday, January 31, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge says most of a lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage can proceed.

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Attorneys say Utah, Okla., rulings could influence challenge in W.Va.

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An attorney whose group is challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages says she's encouraged by recent federal rulings overturning such prohibitions in Oklahoma and Utah.

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