VEBA and its Board are delighted that the Fourth Circuit affirmed the freedom to marry for all people by holding that the Virginia ban on marriage of same-sex couples violates the U.S. Constitution. With this decision, Virginia becomes the first state in the South to uphold the fundamental right to marry of all Americans, including those who choose to marry a person of the same sex. As the 24th consecutive decision to come down this way, we are proud that the Fourth Circuit has placed the Commonwealth of Virginia on the right side of history. The Richmond Times Dispatch has coverage here, and the full opinion is available here. A special congratulations to the happy couples who acted as plaintiffs in the case! Thank you!