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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 the ban in federal court and who said he supports the lower court’s decision ...

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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 for 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stay its decision ...

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

| Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.)
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.

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

| Monday, January 27, 2014
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen
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.

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