September 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm EDT | by Michael Key

Carol Schall, Mary Townley, gay marriage, same-sex marriage, marriage equality, Virginia

Photo of Virginia marriage case plaintiffs Carol Schall and Mary Townley with their daughter, Emily, speaking at a press conference in the National Press Building on Sept. 30, 2013 announcing the case being brought against Virginia over same-sex marriage. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.

Michael Key has worked as a photojournalist for the Washington Blade since 2009 and is currently serving as the photo editor. He has worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, on the campaign trail and in cities along the East Coast taking iconic photos documenting the extension of marriage benefits to same-sex couples, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and other events of interest to the LGBT community. Follow Michael

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