Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
Today a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear oral argument in the legal challenge to Virginia’s ban on marriage equality.
The panel will review a federal district court judge’s decision this past February to strike the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
The American Federation for Equal Rights, along with attorneys Ted Olsen and David Boises are representing plaintiffs Carol Schall, Mary Townley, Timothy Bostic and Tony London. Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia have also joined the case.
Carol Schall and Mary Townley have been together for nearly 30 years and have a daughter together. The two were married in 2008 in California and now seek to have their marriage recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Timothy Bostic and Tony London have been together for nearly 25 years.