Tim Bostic and Tony London, one of the
two couples challenging Virginia's gay marriage ban, say they are
optimistic about the lawsuit.
A severe snow storm this week forced
the Norfolk Federal Court to close, postponing the first hearing in
the case to Tuesday.
The case attracted nationwide interest
last week when Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that
he would not defend the marriage ban in court, a seismic shift for
the state whose top elected leaders – swept out of office in
November – had previously strongly supported the ban.
Mark Herring says he was wrong to oppose gay marriage.)
Speaking to WAVY.com, the couple said
that they spent thousands of dollars on attorneys fees to protect
“We spent our whole lives together,
everything we've accomplished, we've accomplished together, and to
think, if something were to happen to me that I couldn't make sure he
was taken care of, that's problematic,” Bostic said.
London said that the issue being
debated “is not about politics. This is about care, love, family.”
Bostic added, “and the fundamental
rights of American citizens.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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