Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Equality Justice Progress
On Thursday, January 30, 2014, the first hearing in the Virginia marriage equality case of Bostic vs. Rainey will be held at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia before Judge Arenda L. Wright-Allen. The Bostic plaintiff's lawsuit - first filed in July, 2013, in Norfolk, - argues that the Virginia Marriage Amendment (which states that marriage is between only one man and one woman) is unconstitutional because it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, violates Due Process and singles out gays and lesbians for a disfavored legal status, thereby creating a category of "second class citizens."
The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of Bostic vs. Rainey and the sole sponsor of the landmark federal constitutional challenge that eliminated California's Proposition 8 amendment, will hold a press conference immediately following the hearing.
Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!