Michael Hamar

Michael Hamar

At a Glance:

Michael Hamar has been a Project Contributor since February 2009, has written 224 entries and currently lives in Norfolk/Hampton, Virginia.


Out gay attorney in a committed relationship; formerly married and father of three wonderful children; sometime activist and political/news junkie; survived coming out in mid-life and hope to share my experiences and reflections with others.

In the career/professional realm, I practice in the areas of real estate, estate planning (Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney): business law and commercial transactions; and legal services to the gay, lesbian and transgender community.

Michael Hamar: Recently Filed

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VA Same-Sex Marriage Case Becomes Class Action Suit

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 01, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The plaintiffs in one Virginia's marriage lawsuits have been certified to represent all same-sex couples who have been barred from marrying in Virginia. Read More

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Virginia AG Causes Flurry of Activity in Marriage Case

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 24, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's decision to stop defending marriage discrimination and join an equality lawsuit has triggered a flurry of filings in the case.Read More


Virginia AG Seeks to Put State on Right Side of History

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 23, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Having reviewed the relevant marriage equality rulings, AG Herring is correct on the analysis and the case law. Read More


Lambda Legal, ACLU File Suit Against VA's Marriage Ban

Filed by Michael Hamar | August 01, 2013 | 5:00 PM | comments

Lambda Legal and the ACLU filed a class action suit this morning in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg, Virginia challenging the state's marriage discrimination amendment.Read More

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Read: Virginia's Marriage Amendment Challenge

Filed by Michael Hamar | July 24, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Last week a challenge to Virginia's constitutional marriage ban was filed in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. We have a copy of the complaint.Read More