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Love wins!

The Supreme Court ruled for the freedom to marry!  With this decision, we will no longer have two Americas when it comes to relationship recognition. While Virginia has won marriage equality, this decision carries the effects and benefits across all 50 states.  At last, our love, families, and commitment will be recognized and protected regardless of what state we call home.  With this victory, we not only celebrate marriage equality, we bolster our case for equality and protection in other parts of the everyday lives of LGBT people including ending discrimination, creating safe schools, and increasing access to healthcare.  Read more.

Where will you be celebrating?

If you will be hosting an event in your area, or celebrating the decision at a venue in your neighborhood, let us know so we can share the celebration on this page!   If you know of an event or gathering please send any details to [email protected]!

  • ALEXANDRIA: NoVA multifaith gathering for marriage equality will be held Friday June 26 at Commonwealth Baptist Church, organized by People of Faith for Equality in Virginia – Northern Virginia Network.  To learn more and RSVP click: https://www.facebook.com/events/980087718669611/
  • ARLINGTON: Northern VA Pride is hosting a social at A-Town Bar & Grill, 4100 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, on Monday, June 29 from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. To learn more and RSVP click: https://www.facebook.com/events/1612412192371339/
  • RICHMOND: Event to be held Friday, June 26 at The Byrd Theater, 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  To learn more and RSVP click: https://www.facebook.com/courtdecisionrichmond
  • NORFOLK: Pride Block Party to be held Friday, June 26 from 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. at Norfolk Scope Arena, 201 East Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510,  Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591816127754707/

Learn about the cases and meet the plaintiffs

In the spring of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed cases from four states on marriage equality. On June 26, 2015, it ruled that marriage is a fundamental right that is protected under the U.S. Constitution.  Stay up to date with these resources from our friends at Freedom to Marry.

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