HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The same team of lawyers that helped overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage is now challenging Virginia's amendment that bans gay marriages.
Lawyers David Boies and Theodore Olson argue that the Virginia marriage amendment, that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying, is unconstitutional. Monday, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) announced that it is joining the lawsuit.
"Because for all the change we've seen, so much still remains the same. Despite all our progress, there's still a teenager in Roanoke. Growing up with stigma, waking up everyday afraid to be who is," said Adam Umhoefer, the Executive Director of AFER.
In a statement, a spokesman for Terry McAuliffe says the candidate for governor "supports equal rights for all Virginians."
In last week's debate Ken Cuccinelli said that he would defend the constitution if faced with a request for an amendment, dealing with same-sex marriage.
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