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  • "Tradition is revered in the Commonwealth, and often rightly so," Wright Allen wrote. "However, tradition alone cannot justify denying same-sex couples the right to marry any more than it could justify Virginia's ban on interracial marriage."

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  • "Virginia's former attorney general directed colleges and universities in the commonwealth to eliminate protections that had been in place regarding 'sexual orientation,' 'gender identity,' 'gender expression' or like classification from the institutions' nondiscrimination policies," Judge Wright Allen wrote in her opinion. "This record alone gives rise to suspicions of prejudice sufficient to decline to defer to the state on this matter."

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