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Gay couples may apply for Va marriage licenses 8/20

August 13th, 2014

Richmond Times Dispatch:


RICHMOND — A federal appeals court today denied motions for a stay of its gay marriage ruling.

Same-sex couples will be allowed to apply for marriage licenses effective Aug. 20, said Michel Kelly, spokesman for Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

Herring also last week filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to settle the constitutional issues with same-sex marriage bans for Virginia and the rest of the country.

Finally!  Congratulations to all the folks who have helped make this possible.  Same sex marriage is a civil right, in my not-so-humble opinion.

Help me out here.  I keep hearing people bemoan that same sex marriage harms marriage in general.  I fail to see how.  People harm marriages.  No one else an harm my marriage but my husband or me.  (and damn!  we have both given it our best shot!!!)

Those who feel that same sex marriage might harm their marriage out to look inward instead of outward.

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  1. Rick Bentley
    August 13th, 2014 at 13:44 | #1

    Good. Mixed blessing for gay people, but good.

  2. Elena
    August 18th, 2014 at 09:50 | #3

    Did Marshall go into anaphylactic shock???

  3. Cargosquid
    August 18th, 2014 at 14:16 | #5

    So…….do you have to declare your sexual preference to get married….or can two same sex people get married purely for tax reasons, etc?

    • August 18th, 2014 at 19:21 | #6

      What heterosexual people declare? Why declare anything?

      I think you ought to be able to get divorced for pure tax reasons.

  4. Censored bybvbl
    August 18th, 2014 at 16:07 | #7

    I didn’t have to declare whether I married for tax purposes, sex, love, or necessity. Why should it be any different for same sex couples? People can be gold diggers, under the threat of a shotgun wedding, or some old geezer/cougar trying to impress his/her friends with the newest sweet young thing. Regardless, they currently get a tax benefit.

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