May 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm EDT | by Michael Key

Emily Schall-Townley is the 16-year-old daughter of Mary Townley and Carol Schall, one of the plaintiff couples in a lawsuit that challenged Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Photo of Emily Schall Townley speaking at a press conference following oral arguments in the Virginia same-sex marriage case on May 13, 2014. 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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