Lisa Provence



André Hakes and Catherine Gillespie, pictured at the courthouse in 2013, hope this will be the year they can finally get married in Virginia. Photo: Christian DeBaun

We do: Eager-to-wed couples await judge’s decision on gay marriage

For the past few years, André Hakes and her partner, Catherine Gillespie, have trooped to the Charlottesville clerk’s office on Valentine’s Day and requested a marriage license. And each time, they’ve been denied that piece of paper that heterosexuals take for granted. This Valentine’s Day, they’re going to both Charlottesville and Albemarle clerks’ offices to […]