Wednesday, 30 July 2014 15:47

Victory: The 4th Circuit Court Of Appeals Ruled Virginia Marriage Equality Ban Unconstitutional

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It was thought that perhaps the Courts of Appeals do not take decision on marriage equality and would send the case to the U.S. Supreme Court but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that the ban on equal marriage in Virginia is unconstitutional!

The court ruled that the ban "impermissibly infringes on its citizens' fundamental right to marry."

"I am overjoyed by the news that, as a result of today’s ruling, Virginia will become a state where two people who love each other can get married regardless of their sexual orientation," said Governor Terry McAuliffe in a statement. "This is a historic ruling for our Commonwealth, and its effect will affirm once again that Virginia is a state that is open and welcoming to all."

Virginia Senator Mark Warner has also issued a statement in which he said "be happy" with the decision:

"I am so happy that yet another federal court agrees that Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.... Virginia should be a welcoming place for all, and I am very pleased at the rapid progress toward marriage equality that we're seeing in Virginia and around the country."

One more state that legalizes marriage equality!!!