March 20, 2014May 13, in Richmond, Virginia. The district court ruled in favor of the same-sex couples last month.
Lambda Legal and the ACLU sought to intervene in the case to argue on behalf of all same-sex couples in the state. The two organizations are leading their own challenge in Virginia, as a class-action. The Fourth Circuit has granted their request to intervene and participate in the case along with AFER’s plaintiffs.
Virginia’s attorney general, Mark Herring, has declined to defend the ban, though some county officials are arguing in its defense.
Thanks to Kathleen Perrin for this filing
For more information on Bostic v. Rainey (formerly Bostic v. McDonnell)from The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, click here.