STATEMENT FROM VIRGINIA STATE SENATOR ADAM P. EBBIN ON TED OLSON AND DAVID BOIES JOINING VIRGINIA MARRIAGE EQUALITY FEDERAL LAWSUIT
Openly gay lawmaker also commends the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Virginia and Lambda Legal for their Western District suit
"Today I thank and commend attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies for joining the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia seeking marriage equality. Mr. Olson and Mr. Boies are among America’s finest legal minds and I am delighted that they are putting their talents to use in seeking to strike down of the Commonwealth’s draconian Marshall-Newman amendment. Their skills were recently proven when they successfully argued for the US Supreme Court to strike down California’s Proposition 8.
I also applaud the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal for their filing of a motion for summary judgment today asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia for a swift resolution to their previously filed suit.