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ACLU Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban

ACLU Challenging Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The ACLU of Virginia says it will file a suit in federal court challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. Lawyers say they will argue that the Virginia constitutional amendment violates the guarantee of equal protection. ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Gastanaga says there is “no rational reason for denying these loving couples the freedom to marry and every reason to grant them the same recognition by civil authorities that opposite-sex couples have.” The announcement is in conjunction with the filing of a freedom of marry suit by the ACLU in Pennsylvania.