Equality Virginia Applauds Federal Judge’s Ruling that Virginia’s Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

Contact: Kirsten Bokenkamp, [email protected], 804-643-4816; 202-957-6611 The following can be attributed to James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia: February 13, 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This is an historic day in Virginia.  By sharing our personal stories and changing hearts and minds, Equality Virginia has been working toward marriage equality in the Commonwealth of Virginia for many years.  The ruling finally puts Virginia on the path toward allowing lesbian and gay couples to marry the person they love here in the place they call home. I am proud that here in Virginia we are no longer asking if the freedom to marry the person you love will be a reality, but instead we are asking when.  With this ruling, we are one step closer to gaining full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Virginians.  Today Virginia is standing on the right side of history.