Bostic plaintiffs speak out after Va. gay marriage decision

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The plaintiffs in Bostic v. Rainey spoke to the media Monday, after a three-judge panel ruled Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a district court’s decision in the case, which was brought by Norfolk couple Timothy Bostic and Tony London. The two said they tried to get married in Virginia last year, but couldn’t, and that’s why they pursued legal action.

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Bostic and London were joined by Carol Schall and Mary Townley, who were married in California, but want their marriage recognized in Virginia.

After the decision Monday, London told the media what he and Bostic plan for the future.

“This is big. Not just for Tim and I, but it’s big for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and potentially further on than that,” London said. “At this stage of the game there’s not a stay on the ruling. But we have, I think seven days, in which somebody can file a stay. If no one files a stay, Tim and I are going to get married. So … I can’t wait!”

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