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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks at a news conference at his office, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Richmond, Va., where he stated he has changed his position on the marriage equality case and now supports gay marriage. Herring said he has concluded that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, and on Thursday he joined a lawsuit challenging it. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)
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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks at a news conference at his office, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Richmond, Va., where he stated he has changed his position on the marriage equality case and now supports gay marriage. Herring said he has concluded that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, and on Thursday he joined a lawsuit challenging it. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

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