February 14, 2013
Couples and supporters of gay marriage in Charlottesville rallied to show support for marriage equality.
"Our constitution stands for the fact that we are all equal in this country no matter if your straight, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, black, white, or whatever," said supporter Richard Jenkins.
Currently under Virginia law, same sex couples can not marry. However, that didn't stop dozens of same sex couples and supporters from gathering on the steps of the Charlottesville Circuit Court. They hope one day that law will change.
"Love is love, this is just about fairness. It's about treating people equally and love is love, and hate is not a family value," said supporter Claire Curry.
One by one the group entered the court house and went down to the clerks office. They knew they would not get a marriage license, but still wanted to show their support.
"I think just about everybody knows and loves a gay person, a brother, a father, a sister, or a child," said Curry. "They need to work harder to overcome whatever the obstacles they have to excepting us full humans with full rights"
The group didn't show up to court empty handed. They passed out candy in celebration of Valentine's Day.