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Briar Patch B&B - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Middleburg, VA, USA

Briar Patch B&B
23130 Briar Patch Lane, Middleburg, VA, 20117, USA

Phone: 1 703 327-5911
Toll Free: 1 866 327-5911
Fax: 1 703 327-5933
Contact: Ellen Goldberg

Serving: Washington DC area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Middleburg, VA, USA. Make your wedding a historic event at Briar Patch, a historic farm (c. 1805) on 47 rolling acres with majestic mountain views in Middleburg -- the heart of Virginia horse, wine, & antiques country. Located just 45 minutes from Washington, DC and 20 mintues from Dulles Airport. When you enter our world, you leave the stress behind.
USA, VA, Middleburg - Gay Friendly

Art Works - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Richmond, VA, USA

Art Works
320 Hull St. , Richmond, VA, 23224, USA

Phone: 1 804 291-1400
Fax: 1 804 291-1466
Contact: Glenda, Paula, Jessie

Serving: Central Virginia
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS, Gallery Rental Only.

Gay Wedding Event Location in Richmond, VA, USA. Looking for something different? Art Works is the perfect venue to take your wedding beyond the ordinary. Art Works is a full-time art gallery with working artist studios located in the hip Manchester district of downtown Richmond. Our unique facility offers an atmosphere of class, beauty, and fun for your reception without a lot of effort! We have three elegant event halls accommodating 30 to 300 people.
USA, VA, Richmond - Gay Friendly

Williamsburg Manor - Gay FriendlyEvent Location in Williamsburg, VA, USA

Williamsburg Manor
600 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, USA

Phone: 1 757 220-8011
Toll Free: 1 800 422-8011
Fax: 1 757 220-0245
Contact: Laura Reeves

Serving: Tidewater
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Event Location in Williamsburg, VA, USA. The Williamsburg Manor is a gay friendly event location and bed and breakfast. Whether your event is large or small the Manor is the perfect intimate venue. The Williamsburg Manor is locate just three blocks from Colonial Williamsburg and the Merchant Square Shops.
USA, VA, Williamsburg - Gay Friendly

Chocolate Chick Fountain Rentals - Gay FriendlyFood & Beverage in Herndon, VA, USA

Chocolate Chick Fountain Rentals
P.O. Box 1046, Herndon, VA, 20172, USA

Phone: 1 703 627-2294
Contact: Hilary Bradley

Serving: Metro DC Area
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Food & Beverage in McLean, VA, USA. The Chocolate Chick rents chocolate fountains in the Washington, DC metro area for all social and corporate events including weddings, showers, school functions, company functions, meetings, open houses, Mitzvahs, reunions, teacher appreciation, and happy hour. Guests of all ages are sure to be captivated by the sight of melting chocolate cascading beautifully down the fountain. Dipping strawberries, pretzels, marshmallows or cream puffs into the chocolate fountain is not only scrumptious; it's entertaining as well!
USA, VA, McLean - Gay Friendly

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm - Gay FriendlyHoneymoon Lodging in Dyke, VA, USA

Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm
PO Box 52, Dyke, VA, 22935, USA

Phone: 1 434 985-7129
Toll Free: 1 866 709-9292
Fax: 1 434 985-3594
Contact: Chuck Swinney

Serving: Central Va Washington
Purple Unions Disc: 10%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Honeymoon Lodging in Dyke, VA, USA. 4 secluded, fully equipped cottage for 2 in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.No TV, phone; fireplace, fully equipped kitchens, 2 person jacuzzi tubs
USA, VA, Dyke - Gay Friendly

K. Michelle Events, LLC - Gay FriendlyPlanners in Mineral, VA, USA

K. Michelle Events, LLC
323 Turkey Trail, Mineral, VA, 23117, USA

Phone: 1 540 604-4854
Contact: Kesha Johnson

Serving: Central VA
Purple Unions Disc: 5%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Planners in Fredericksburg, VA, USA. K. Michelle Events, LLC is a premier, full service event planning company serving Central VA and the surrounding areas. Whether your budget is several hundred dollars or unlimited, we can help you stretch every dollar. Planning the perfect wedding can be overwhelming especially when you are balancing an already hectic schedule. Let KME save you time and reduce your stress, lasting impressions are our signature.
USA, VA, Fredericksburg - Gay Friendly

Cherry Blossom Weddings, LLC - Gay FriendlyPlanners in Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Cherry Blossom Weddings, LLC
3436 Daisy Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA, 23453, USA

Phone: 1 757 228-5494
Contact: Crystal Beng

Serving: Hampton Roads
Purple Unions Disc: 25%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Planners in Virginia Beach, VA, USA. You finally found the one - congrats! Let Cherry Blossom Weddings tackle your to-do list so you can relax and enjoy all the fun stuff. We specialize in day-of coordination, partial planning, full service planning, and LGBT weddings in the Hampton Roads area. Learn more about our packages on our website or simply give us a call. Cheers!
USA, VA, Virginia Beach - Gay Friendly

As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.

Virginia currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, and has both a legal and constitutional ban on gay marriage. but a marriage equality lawsuit is currently working its way through the courts. The state does allow adoption by gay and lesbian couples.

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Gay Marriage Laws in Virginia

Relationship Recognition: Constitutional Ban
Out of State Recognition: No
Adoption: Yes

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Gay Marriage News in Virginia

Virginia Marriage Equality Advances: Fourth Circuit Says Ban Unconstitutional

Jul 28th, 2014

This just in - the Fourth Circuit just upheld a lower court ruling that the Virginia marriage equality ban is unconstitutional. Equality on Trial reports:

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. The ruling in Bostic v. Schaefer comes after the Tenth Circuit ruled similarly in cases from Utah and Oklahoma. The... read_more

Two Virginia Transgender Women Told to Remove "Wigs and Make-Up" for Drivers License Photos

Jul 7th, 2014

In two separate incidents, two Virginia transgender women were treated with hostility when they went to their local DMV offices to change their names on their drivers licenses. Pink News reports:

Kristen Skinner, 45, went to the Charles Town Department of Motor Vehicles in West Virginia in order to change her license name in line with her legal name change,... read_more

USA, Virginia: Analysis of the Virginia Marriage Equality Case at The Fourth Circuit

May 15th, 2014

The Virginia Marriage Equality case was heard by the Fourth circuit on Tuesday. Ari Ezra Waldman provides an analysis at Towleroad.com: Yesterday, a sharply divided three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia heard oral argument in the case of Bostic v. Schaefer (formerly, Bostic v. Rainey), an appeal of a lower court decision overturning Virginia's... read_more

USA, Virginia: Fourth Circuit Hears Marriage Equality Case

May 13th, 2014

Virginia's marriage equality lawsuit made it to the appellate court level today. Gay Star News reports:

Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, once opponents in the Supreme Court case that resulted in George W. Bush being sworn in as US president, are once again on the same side in a marriage equality case. They asked the US Court of Appeals... read_more

USA, Virgnia: Marriage Equality Hearing at Fourth Circuit Today

May 13th, 2014

Today is the Fourth Circuit hearing in Virginia's marriage equality case. Edge Boston reports:

A federal appeals court in Virginia is taking up the issue of gay marriage, with arguments scheduled on a ruling that the state’s ban on such unions is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear the arguments... read_more

USA, Virginia: Fourth Circuit to Hear Marriage Equality Case Tomorrow

May 12th, 2014

Another day, another marriage equality hearing - this one in Virginia. Joe.My.God reports:

Bostic v. Rainey - the Ted Olson and David Boies-backed challenge to Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is set to be heard before a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this Tuesday. The AP looks at what might happen in the... read_more

USA, Virginia: New Poll Says Marriage Equality Support at 50%

Mar 31st, 2014

A new poll shows that half of Virginians support marriage equality. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports:

Support for same-sex marriage among Virginia voters remains unchanged since last summer, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a new poll finds. Up to 50 percent favor allowing gay marriage, while 42 percent oppose it,... read_more

USA, Virginia: Democrats Elect Anti Marriage Equality Politician to Run State Party

Mar 17th, 2014

Let's see, the Governor runs on marriage equality. He wins, and then the state turns around and puts someone who doesn't support marriage equality into the top position with the state party. Seriously? The Washington Blade reports:

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones on Saturday was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia in spite of his opposition to... read_more

USA, Virginia: Marriage Equality Cases Joined, Expedited at Fourth Circuit

Mar 11th, 2014

The two marriage equality cases in the state have been combined, and the ACLU and Lambda Legal were allowed to intervene in the case. SDGLN reports:

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals today granted the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) motion for an expedited briefing schedule in Virginia's marriage equality case, Bostic v. Schaefer (formerly Bostic v. Rainey). The... read_more

USA, Virginia: Sodomy Law Finally Repealed

Mar 6th, 2014

The House in Virginia finally voted to repeal the state's unconstitutional "sodomy" ban. Towleroad.com reports:

Virginia's House of Delegates on Thursday unanimously passed in a 100 to 0 vote a bill that would eliminate the state's unconstitutional ban on sodomy that criminalized oral and anal sex since 1950, ThinkProgress reports. Previously approved by the Virginia state Senate in a similar... read_more

USA, Virginia: Marriage Equality Ruling Appealed to Fourth Circuit

Feb 25th, 2014

The ruling striking down Virginia's marriage equality ban has been appealed. SDGLN reports:

The appeal was made today to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond shortly after U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen entered her final order in the case. Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk George E. Schaefer III, one of the defendants in the case, filed the appeal... read_more

USA, Virginia: Did Marriage Equality Just Come to Virginia?

Feb 23rd, 2014

The Virginia Senate, as expected, just killed a bill that would have let the legislature defend the gay marriage ban. Pink News reports:

The bill, which passed in the House, would have allowed Virginia to appoint lawmakers to defend its gay marriage ban if the governor or attorney general refused to do so. Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring announced last... read_more

BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Virginia's Marriage Equality Ban

Feb 13th, 2014

This just in from AFER - the judge in the marriage equality case struck down the state's ban. AFER reports:

The Federal District Court ruled that Virginia's marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. It said that loving couples like our plaintiffs, Tim Bostic & Tony London and Carol Schall & Mary Townley are entitled to the same basic rights and... read_more

USA, Virginia: After Marriage Equality Hearing, Ruling Expected "Soon"

Feb 5th, 2014

Yesterday, a Federal judge held a hearing in the lawsuit to overturn the state's ban on same sex marriage. Queerty reports:

In what promises to be the court case that will settle the issue of marriage equality once and for all, a federal district court judge heard arguments Tuesday in a challenge to Virginia's ban on same-sex weddings, promising a... read_more

USA, Virginia: Mariage Equality Hearing Today

Feb 4th, 2014

Today's also a very important day for marriage equality in Virginia, as the hearing that was delayed by the snow storm last week finally takes place. Towleroad.com reports:

Dozens gathered outside the Norfolk, Virginia federal court house on Monday to rally before the first hearing today in Bostic v. Rainey, one of two cases challenging the state's ban on gay... read_more

USA, Virginia: Marriage Equality Hearing Rescheduled for February 4th

Jan 31st, 2014

This week's marriage equality hearing, which was postponed by a snowstorm, has been rescheduled for next week. Equality on Trial reports:

The hearing in Bostic v. Rainey, one of the challenges to Virginia's same-sex marriage in federal court, has been rescheduled and will now take place on Tuesday, February 4. The hearing was initially scheduled for January 30 but had... read_more

USA, Virginia: Marriage Equality Hearing Delayed By Storm

Jan 30th, 2014

The snow storm that swept through the south these last few days has delayed the marriage equality hearing in Virginia. The Washington Blade reports:

Oral arguments in a federal lawsuit that challenges Virginia's same-sex marriage ban that was scheduled to take place tomorrow has been postponed because of inclement weather. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the U.S. District Court... read_more

USA, Virginia: Marriage Equality Hearing Thursday; Governor Won't Defend Ban

Jan 28th, 2014

Some news coming out of Virginia - the federal judge hearing the marriage equality case has decided to go ahead with the hearing on Thursday. Towleroad.com reports:

There had been some discussion that the judge might issue a ruling without hearing further arguments after Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring last week declared the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and... read_more

USA, Virginia: Judge May Be Ready to Rule in Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Jan 26th, 2014

A ruling could be forthcoming sooner than we thought in Virginia's marriage equality case. Towleroad.com reports:

Following Attorney General Mark Herring's announcement that his office has concluded the state's policy on gay marriage violates the 14th Amendment rights of same-sex couples, District Judge Arenda Allen, citing "the compelling Notice from the Office of the Attorney General," notified parties that she... read_more

USA, Virginia: GOP Lawmakers Seek to Defend Gay Marriage Ban

Jan 25th, 2014

In the wake of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's statement that he would not defend the ban on marriage equality in the state, the state GOP is attempting to hire lawyers to defend the law. The Washington Blade reports:

A Virginia House of Delegates committee on Friday approved a bill that would allow any state lawmaker to defend a law... read_more

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