McQuigg v. Bostic

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Monday, October 06, 2014

Description:  A group of same-sex couples in Virginia have filed suit in federal court to challenge Virginia's voter-approved constitutional amendment affirming marriage. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent Prince William County Clerk of Court Michèle B. McQuigg, whom the district court allowed to intervene in defense of the state’s marriage laws because she is tasked with issuing marriage licenses in that county.

US Supreme Court holds off on taking up marriage issue

Monday, October 06, 2014

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Byron Babione regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday declining to hear cases involving marriage laws in several states, including petitions ADF attorneys filed in defense of Oklahoma’s and Virginia’s marriage laws:

“The court’s decision not to take up this issue now means that the marriage battle will continue. Several federal courts – including those in the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 11th circuits – still have cases working their way to the Supreme Court. ADF will continue to remain a leader in the critical effort for the freedom of the people. The people should decide this issue, not the courts.”

  • Pronunciation guide: Babione (BABB’-ee-ohn)

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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Monday, October 06, 2014

Previous news releases:

  • 2014-08-29: Va. clerk asks US Supreme Court to uphold people’s freedom to affirm marriage
  • 2014-08-20: Supreme Court puts hold on 4th Circuit’s marriage decision
  • 2014-08-14: Va. clerk asks Supreme Court to put hold on 4th Circuit’s marriage decision
  • 2014-08-13: Va. clerk to ask Supreme Court to put hold on 4th Circuit’s marriage decision
  • 2014-08-01: Clerk asks 4th Circuit to hold its decision on marriage
  • 2014-07-28: 4th Circuit strikes down Va. marriage amendment, clerk considering appeal
  • 2014-05-12: ADF: 4th Circuit should uphold right of Virginians to affirm marriage
  • 2014-04-01: County clerk to 4th Circuit: Uphold Va. marriage amendment
  • 2014-02-14: ADF, county clerk considering appeal of decision against Va. marriage amendment

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