Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia

Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia

Last week a federal judge in Norfolk, Va., struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage. We consider the implications of the ruling and find out where the case goes from here.

Late last week, on the eve of Valentine's Day, a federal judge in Norfolk, Va., struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage. The decision, which has been stayed pending appeal, overturns a voter-approved 2006 constitutional amendment that prohibited same-sex unions in Virginia and refused to recognize those performed elsewhere. We consider the implications of the ruling and find out where the case goes from here.

Guests

Michael Pope

Northern Virginia reporter, WAMU 88.5; political reporter, Connection Newspapers; Author, "Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C." (The History Press)

Matthew McGill

attorney; partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Brian Brown

President, National Organization for Marriage

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