Race Question On Virginia Marriage License Ruled Unconstitutional
A Virginia couple hoping to marry in Virginia later this month, and refused to disclose their race on the marriage license has had the case upheld by a Federal Judge. The couple along with two other couples filed suit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the question. The judge also ruled the requirement violated the couples due process rights under the 14th amendment. Only a handful of other states ask race information from people seeking marriage licenses.