Court To Consider Class Action Status For Va. Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Court To Consider Class Action Status For Va. Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

Various legal challenges to Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage are being heard.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartwrightson/8320603072/
Various legal challenges to Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage are being heard.

A hearing is set for today in Harrisonburg, Va. on a lawsuit challenging the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage.

Lawyers for the two Shenandoah Valley couples who filed the lawsuit are asking a federal judge to certify the case as a class action representing all same-sex couples in Virginia. The merits of the case won't be argued until January 3.

The plaintiffs claim Virginia's constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions sanctioned by other states violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

NPR

'Magic Mike XXL' And 'Terminator Genisys' Bring The Testosterone

NPR's Bob Mondello looks at the Independence Day weekend blockbusters, Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys.
NPR

Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.
NPR

Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Will the Supreme Court's decision to allow non-partisan commissions to draw districts break legislative gridlock? Linda Wertheimer talks to political scientist Thomas Mann.
NPR

Somebody Is Cutting Internet Cables In California

There have been at least 11 attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area in the past year, according to the FBI. The most recent occurred Tuesday and disrupted service as far north as Seattle.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.