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.

Bio

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


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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


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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