Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down

(Richmond, VA) -- A federal three-judge panel in Richmond is striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring applauds the decision.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges today decided by a 2-1 margin to uphold Judge Arenda Wright Allen's February ruling on the issue. Allen said that the 2006 amendment to the state constitution violates the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause. Voters approved the amendment that defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says it's great that his state is at the forefront of giving same-sex couples the legal right to marry.
Herring says it's all about equality.
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