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Religious right leaders rail against Virginia marriage equality ruling

Friday, February 14, 2014
A federal judge’s decision to strike down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriagehas unsurprisingly stoked the ire of conservatives. [ Read more → ]
Steve Helber,  APSpencer Geiger, left, of Virginia Beach, and Carl Johanson, of Norfolk, hold signs as they demonstrate outside Federal Court in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. A federal judge heard arguments on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

BREAKING: Federal judge rules Va. ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

Thursday, February 13, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. -- Virginia on Thursday became the first state in the South to have its same-sex marriage ban overturned, with a late-night federal court ruling that declared the voter-approved amendment unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen

Federal judge asked to note Ky. gay marriage ruling in considering Va. case

Thursday, February 13, 2014
NORFOLK, Va.- The Virginia Attorney General's Office wants a federal judge to take note of a recent ruling in Kentucky that said the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. [ Read more → ]
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen

Judge in Va. same-sex marriage case difficult to ‘pigeonhole’

Thursday, February 6, 2014
McLEAN, Va. -- The judge deciding what could become a landmark marriage equality case in Virginia defies easy characterization: She was a prosecutor, but also a public defender. She was appointed by President Barack Obama, and she also served in the military as a Navy... [ Read more → ]
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