The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today affirmed a district court ruling striking down Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The decision will not take effect immediately, but will go into effect in 21 days, unless the defendants file a motion to stay the ruling.
Equality Virginia recently engaged the transgender community through their first “I Am Transgender” regional meetings. The goal of the organization’s May meetings were to construct an action plan to include more trainings, build a blueprint for a statewide conference, and educate non-transgender people on transgender issues.
Gay marriage is currently not legal in the state of Virginia. Richard Bolger, who is a democratic candidate for congress for the 10th congressional district in Virginia, is hoping to change that. Richard believes that same-sex marriage is a constitutional issue where everyone should have equal rights.