Wednesday, 26 February 2014 17:37

Judge's Decision To Repeal Virginia Marriage Equality Ban Appealed

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In Virginia, last week, a federal judge ruled the marriage equality ban unconstitutional but we suspected that the opponents to LGBTQ rights were going to appeal the decision and actually, this appeal was introduced on Monday.

The marriage equality ban of Virginia was the first to be repealed in the South of the United States. It had been approved by 57% of voters in 2006.

The matter goes now into the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

"We urge the Fourth Circuit to expedite the appeal process so that soon all Virginians - and hopefully all Americans - will have the freedom to marry the person they love and their rights fully realized," Adam Umhoefer, executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, said in a statement.