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Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)

Va. attorney general files brief supporting same-sex marriage

Friday, April 11, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

Growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend gay marriage bans

Friday, February 14, 2014
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. [ 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 → ]
Va. House of Delegates

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

Monday, February 3, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.)

Va. governor rejects call to appoint prosecutor to defend gay marriage ban

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday rejected a request from dozens of Republican lawmakers asking him to appoint a special prosecutor to defend the state’s same sex marriage ban. [ Read more → ]
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen

Hearing scheduled for Thursday in challenge to Va. same-sex marriage ban

Monday, January 27, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. -- A federal judge in Virginia will hear oral arguments on Thursday in one of two lawsuits challenging Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)

Va. lawmakers split along party lines on AG’s plan to fight gay marriage ban

Thursday, January 23, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- Republican lawmakers are reacting angrily to Attorney General Mark Herring's announcement that his office won't argue in favor of the state's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Va. AG says gay marriage ban unconstitutional, joins fight against it

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. -- Following a seismic political shift in Virginia, the new attorney general has concluded that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, and on Thursday he joined a lawsuit challenging it. [ Read more → ]

Advocacy group endorses Va. Democrats despite tepid support of LGBT issues

Friday, June 21, 2013
RICHMOND -- Equality Virginia PAC, the advocacy arm Equality Virgina, on Friday endorsed the Democratic ticket for Virginia's three top elective offices, while at the same time acknowledging that a lack of public comment on LGBT issues from the candidates was problematic. [ Read more → ]
From left: Mark Herring, Terry McAuliffe, and Ralph Northam.

Little substance on LGBT rights from Va. Democratic candidates

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Democratic party's candidates for Virginia's top elected offices had little to offer on Wednesday on the issue of LGBT rights, despite facing a trio of vehemently anti-gay Republican opponents. [ Read more → ]
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