Lambda Legal Vows to Continue Fight After Supreme Court Issues Stay

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August 20, 2014
Tara Borelli
“Lambda Legal will do everything in our power to make sure this issue is decided as quickly as possible so same-sex couples can marry in Virginia."

(Richmond, August 20, 2014) - Today, after the Supreme Court granted a stay in McQuigg v. Bostic delaying the marriages in Virginia that were supposed to start tomorrow, Tara Borelli, Lambda Legal Senior Attorney released the following statement:

"Today, the Supreme Court granted a motion to stay the freedom to marry for all Virginians achieved through a victory in Bostic v. Rainey. For now, same-sex couples like our clients Joanne Harris and Jessica Duff are once again denied the freedom to marry in Virginia and Christy Berghoff and Victoria Kidd’s marriage remains unrecognized where they live.

"Because the Court decided to grant the stay, we hope the case is accepted for full review as quickly as possible in order to minimize the harm that would be caused by the delay of the Fourth Circuit decision. Lambda Legal will do everything in our power to make sure this issue is decided as quickly as possible so same-sex couples can marry in Virginia."

Read more about the case here.

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Lambda Legal Contact: Jonathan Adams Cell: 646-752-3251; Email: jadams@lambdalegal.org Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

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