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Tag Archives: Same-Sex Marriage

Affirmative action ruling adds new twist to same-sex marriage challenges (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a state law barring the consideration of race in public university admission decisions is having an immediate effect on a set of closely watched appeals involving an entirely different issue: the ...

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Children of same-sex marriages recognized (access required)

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As Virginia federal courts grapple with the constitutional status of same-sex marriage, a more modest change has come quietly through orders in two Virginia circuit courts that recognize the parentage rights of same-sex couples. Each case resulted in a Virginia ...

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What ‘Windsor’ means for Virginia’s same-sex couples

Same-sex couples want to be able to live wherever they choose and have their relationships recognized in the same manner as heterosexual couples. They and their supporters have carried this fight to statehouses and federal courts around the country. Currently ...

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Gay marriage fight moving to federal appeals courts

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WASHINGTON (AP) The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories. It’s no accident that Virginia has become a ...

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Judge considers possible second Va. gay marriage decision

HARRISONBURG (AP) — The federal judge overseeing a second lawsuit challenging Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriage is wondering whether the suit remains relevant now that a judge in Norfolk has ruled on the matter. Last Thursday, U.S. District Judge ...

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