'I can’t describe to you what this feeling is like right now,” said Victoria Kidd, a
However, it is likely an appeal will be filed, as similar cases in
"Whether or not [the defendants] file an appeal for review before the Supreme Court, or whether they file a petition for review, they have to file a motion to stay the ruling,” said Gerardo Delgado, an attorney with Amable Law. “You only have 21 days to file that motion, because otherwise that ruling will become a mandate, and then it can be implemented throughout the Commonwealth."
Until any action is taken, motion, appeal, or otherwise, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision would affect marriage laws in
Kidd and Berghoff said they got involved to help protect same-sex couples' right as parents.
"It just reaffirms what we already know,” said Kidd. “It represents what is truly a growing majority of public opinion, that marriage equality is important to families."
Berghoff and Kidd have a daughter together,
“Our involvement in this case is about protecting her. She's worth fighting for no matter how long it takes,” said Kidd.