July 22, 2013

After being denied a marriage license earlier this month, a gay couple from Virginia has now filed a federal lawsuit that challenges that state's ban on same-sex marriage. The suit is a first of its kind and follows an announcement from the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia who are currently preparing a similar lawsuit.

Voters in Virginia approved an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in 2006. The two men, Tony London and Timothy Bostic, have been together since 1989.