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Virginia AG officiates as marriage plaintiffs renew wedding vows

Monday, October 6, 2014
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring officiates as Carol Schall and Mary Townley renew their wedding vows on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- In an emotional ceremony in front of the John Marshall Courthouse in downtown Richmond, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring renewed the vows of two of the plaintiffs who successfully challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “This is the outcome we have hoped for,” said Herring, who [...]

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Va. House Republicans aim to hire lawyer to defend same-sex marriage ban

Friday, September 19, 2014
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
RICHMOND, Va. -- The GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday approved a resolution that includes language that would allow the branch to hire legal counsel to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, something Attorney General Mark Herring has chosen not to do. [...]

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Va. AG asks U.S. Supreme Court to review same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, August 8, 2014
Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, giving the high court its third such case to choose from when justices return in October. Herring, who declined to defend [...]

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Virginia AG to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Bob Brown, Richmond Times-DispatchVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks during a news conference at his office in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 where he applauded the overnight decision by a federal judge to strike down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said Tuesday he would ask the Supreme Court to review a decision that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, although he supports the lower court's decision. The Democrat has chosen not to defend the state's law, but has also asked [...]

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Va. delegate seeking to impeach AG over gay marriage support says it’s his duty

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Bob Marshall
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Republican Del. Bob Marshall says it's his duty to try and pursue impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Mark Herring. Marshall, who co-authored the state’s 2006 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, criticized Herring's backing of a constitutional provision barring gay marriage in Virginia. [...]

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Va. attorney general files brief supporting same-sex marriage

Friday, April 11, 2014
Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's attorney general has told an appellate court reviewing a judge's ruling that the state's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional that gays and lesbians have just as much right to marry as interracial and heterosexual couples. [...]

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Growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend gay marriage bans

Friday, February 14, 2014
Bob Brown, Richmond Times-DispatchVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks during a news conference at his office in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 where he applauded the overnight decision by a federal judge to strike down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
NORFOLK, Va. — The day after a federal judge struck down Virginia's gay-marriage ban, state Attorney General Mark Herring wasn't vowing to appeal or insisting his state's law was sound. [...]

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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.
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. [...]

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen
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. [...]

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Va. House approves bill giving lawmakers standing to defend gay marriage ban

Monday, February 3, 2014
Va. House of Delegates
RICHMOND, Va. — Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates want to give lawmakers standing in lawsuits where the attorney general and governor have chosen not to participate. [...]

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