Witness for Love!

POFEC Witness for Love logoOn Valentine's Day, lesbian and gay couples will gather  in communities across Virginia as part of Witness for Love. These couples will be joined by affirming faith leaders and will apply for marriage licenses.   People of Faith for Equality in Virginia and Equality Virginia will organize these rallies across the commonwealth.

Find a Witness for Love event near you!

Weather Advisory: With most of Virginia under a winter weather storm watch for Wednesday night and Thursday, POFEV is closely watching forecasts and getting feedback from local team leaders about Witness for LOVE! events on Valentine's Day. They are trying to identify which courthouses may be closed on Friday and which communities will be so adversely affected by weather conditions that travel to an event will be dangerous.  For the latest information, please check  www.pofev.org for information about what the plans are for Witness for LOVE! events on Friday and when they will reschedule any events that may have to be delayed.  Albemarle County: 12:30 p.m., Albemarle County Courthouse, 501 East Jefferson Street, Charlottesville; Team Leaders: Andre Hakes, Rev. Melanie Miller, Amy Marshall, email  Alexandria: 12 noon, Alexandria City Courthouse, 520 King Street, Team Leader, John Humphrey, email  Arlington: 10:00 a.m., Arlington County Courthouse, 1425 N. Courthouse Road; Team Leader, Hazel Moon, email Charlottesville: 12 noon, Charlottesville Courthouse, 315 East High Street, Charlottesville; Team Leaders: Andre Hakes, Rev. Melanie Miller, Amy Marshall, email  Chesapeake City: 12 noon, Chesapeake Courthouse, 307 Albemarle Drive.  Team Leader: Jim Whalen. email  Chesterfield: 10 a.m., Chesterfield County Courthouse, 9500 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. Team Leader: Rev. Dr. Robin Gorsline.  email Christiansburg/Blacksburg (Montgomery County): 2 p.m., Montgomery County Courthouse, 55 East Main Street, Christiansburg; Team Leader, Rev. Dara Olandt,email Fairfax: 1:00 p.m., Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road; Team Leaders Pat Monahan & Gail Schulte, email Henrico: 2 p.m., Henrico County Courthouse, 4301 East Parham Road, Henrico. Team Leader: Rev. Dr. Robin Gorsline.  email Hanover: 1:00 pm, Hanover County Courthouse, 7507 Library Drive, Hanover; Team Leader, Rev. Cheryl Owen-Watson, email Loudoun: 12 noon, Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market Street, Leesburg; Team Leader, Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, email  Lynchburg: 12 noon, Lynchburg Courthouse, 900 Court Street; Team Leaders Rev. Paul Boothby and Cecilia McBrien, email  Newport News: 12 noon, Newport News Courthouse, 2500 Washington Avenue; Team Leader, Rev. Andrew Millard, email Norfolk: 12 noon, Norfolk City Courthouse, 100 St. Paul's Boulevard; Team Leader, Rev. Mark Byrd, email Prince William: 3:30 pm, Prince William County Courthouse, 9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas; Team Leader Susan Sinclair, email Richmond City: 12:00 noon, Richmond City Courthouse, John Marshall Courts Building, 400 North Ninth Street; Team Leaders Rev. Dr. Robin Gorsline and Rev. Jeanne Pupke, email Roanoke City: 11 a.m., Roanoke City Courthouse, 315 West Church Avenue, Roanoke;  Team Leaders, Rev. Joe Cobb and Frank House, email Staunton & Augusta County: 12 noon, meet at Staunton City Circuit Courthouse, 113 East Beverley Street, Staunton, and we then will proceed to Augusta County Courthouse at 1 East Johnson Street, Staunton.  Team Leader: Linda Royster,  email Virginia Beach: 3:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Courthouse, 2425 Nimmo Parkway.  Team Leader: Dr. Pamela Bro,  email Williamsburg & James City County: 12:00 noon, Williamsburg/James City County Courthouse, 5201 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg; Team Leader, Jennifer Ryu, email Winchester & Frederick County: 12 noon, Winchester and Frederick County Courthouse, 5 N. Kent St., Winchester.  Team Leader: Rev. Robin Gorsline,  email   Additional times and locations may be announced soon.  Click here to see additional events that are currently being planned by POFEV.