Legal battle over gay marriage moves to the South
Richard WolfNORFOLK, Va. -- Whenever Tim Bostic would lament that he couldn't marry his partner, Tony London, in Virginia, his sisters had a ready solution: Move to Maryland, where same-sex marriage is legal.
Carol Schall and Mary Townley already had much to show for their relationship. They had a commitment ceremony in 1996 and, 12 years later, were legally married in California.
The two couples are nearly as committed to Virginia as they are to each other, however. Bostic and London, who live along the Lafayette River here, have been together for almost 25 years; Schall and Townley, residents of Richmond, for nearly 30. Moving isn't in the cards. And, therefore, neither is marriage in Virginia – yet.
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"Legal battle over gay marriage moves to the South", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 06/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/legal-battle-over-gay-marriage-moves-to-the-south