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U.S. appeals court rules Va. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

| Monday, July 28, 2014
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is the second federal appellate court to overturn gay marriage bans, after the Denver circuit, and is the first to affect ...

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Federal appeals court hears Va. same-sex marriage case

| Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Members of the Family Foundation and traditional marriage, Barbara Kerns, of Midlothain, Va., left, and Linda Gagliardo, of Chester Va., pray outside the Federal Appeals Court in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage entered the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday, and judge's questions and comments seemed to demonstrate a lean towards supporting marriage equality in the commonwealth.

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Federal appeals court in Va. to hear same-sex marriage case

| Monday, May 12, 2014
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Advocates and opponents of gay marriage will turn their attention to Virginia, where a federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case challenging the state's ban on same-sex unions.

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Federal appeals court rejects Va. AG’s request to reconsider ban on sodomy law

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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RICHMOND -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has denied a request by the Virginia Attorney General's office to appeal to a March decision that struck down state sodomy laws.

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Va. AG petitions federal appeals court to reinstate sodomy law

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, challenging a recent court ruling that struck down Virginia's sodomy laws.

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Va. sodomy laws

GayRVA.com | Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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RICHMOND, Va. -- A long-standing “Crimes against Nature” law, which criminalized anal and oral sex in Virgina, has been found unconstitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Appeals court rules state of Virginia violated transgender inmate’s rights

| Monday, January 28, 2013
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RICHMOND, Va. -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday ruled in favor of a transgender inmate, saying the state of Virginia violated her constitutional rights by not evaluating her for gender reassignment surgery.

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