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Marriage News Watch: Calif. anniversary, waiting on Va. ruling, Colo. ban falls

Noah Berger, APRainbow flags fly in front of San Francisco City Hall, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.

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Rainbow flags fly in front of San Francisco City Hall, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.

This week’s Marriage News Watch report from Matt Baume at the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) marks the one year anniversary of the return of marriage equality in California.

It was in late June 2013 that the AFER’s case to overturn Proposition 8 finally concluded and equality was restored. Now, we’re awaiting a ruling in AFER’s Virginia case. We’ve already won at the district court level, and now the Fourth Circuit could rule on an appeal any day.

Also this week, a Colorado judge will allow marriages to continue, even though the state’s marriage ban is still on the books. A ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court means marriage is safe in Pennsylvania. We have a new case in Idaho, briefs in multiple states, and a new survey in Louisiana.

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