Virginia Marriage License Applicants No Longer Have to Disclose Race

Maria Perez
Sep 17, 2019 - 4:03
Virginia Marriage License Applicants No Longer Have to Disclose Race

Virginia’s attorney general announced that couples who are seeking a marriage license in the state will no longer have to disclose their race after three couples filed a lawsuit earlier this month challenging the state’s law. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on September 13 that the Division of Vital Records revised the marriage certificates so it is clear that applicants will not have to disclose their race and can decline to answer the question on the application for a marriage license. Clerks...

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