Virginia gains the freedom to marry

Contact: Kirsten Bokenkamp, [email protected], 804-643-4816; 202-957-6611 In response to U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to decline to review same-sex marriage cases, the following can be attributed to James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia: October 6, 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Equality Virginia is overjoyed that loving lesbian and gay couples can now marry the person they love in the place they call home.  After decades of work to change hearts and minds, the freedom to marry is now a reality.  This is such an exciting and historic day, and we are thrilled for the thousands of couples whose relationships - and families - will now be recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia!  This day will be celebrated for a long time to come.”