Gay Marriage in Virginia: About Time?
A law banning same-sex marriage in Virginia didn't stop couples from applying for marriage licenses in protest on Valentine's Day. Is it time to revisit the ban?
On Valentine's Day, Tom Nichols and Dan Chadburn of Falls Church were one of three same-sex couples to apply for a marriage license at the Arlington County Courthouse.
They were one of three same-sex couples taking part Thursday in a low-key but determined "Witness for Marriage" demonstration organized by People of Faith for Equality in Virginia and Equality Virginia. Demonstrations were also held in Charlottesville, Hampton, Richmond and Winchester, all promoting, as The Huffington Post put it, the same simple message: Love is love.
The problem for these couples and many others, of course, is that Virginia law prohibits same-sex marriage; an attempt by local Del. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax) to repeal the ban failed again in this year's General Assembly session.
Should gay marriage be legal in Virginia?
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