Same Sex Marriage Now Legal in Virginia
In February 2014, the United States District Court ruled in Bostic v. Rainey that Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional. That decision was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, which upheld the ruling. On October 6, 2014, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case, which leaves the 4th Circuit ruling standing. As a result, Virginia’s ban on same sex marriage has ended.