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  • Some hear race echoes in Va. gay marriage ban

    To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state's 1924 law banning marriage between white and black people.


  • 1st brief filed after Virginia gay marriage ruling

    A federal judge who struck down Virginia's gay marriage ban usurped the state's authority to decide whether same-sex unions should be allowed, a lawyer defending the ban said Friday.


  • Correction: Death Row-Virginia story

    In a story March 25 about a legal battle over policies on Virginia's death row, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of Rebecca Glenberg. She is legal director of the ACLU of Virginia, not its executive director. The story also mischaracterized the ACLU of Virginia. The ACLU of Virginia is an affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union, not a chapter.


  • Notice of appeal in Va. gay marriage ruling filed

    The Norfolk Circuit Court clerk said Monday that he plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.


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    Va. gay marriage ruling prompts little reaction from Cuccinelli

    A federal judge's opinion striking down Virginia's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has generated emotional, visceral reactions from people on both sides of the issue. But one voice that has been uncharacteristically silent in the wake of the landmark ruling is that of former Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II.


  • No changes by Cooper as judge strikes down VA ban

    Attorney General Roy Cooper isn't changing how his office is handling litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage prohibition now that a federal judge has struck down Virginia's ban.


  • FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks at a news conference at his office in Richmond, Va. A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday, Feb. 4, on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Herring, the state's newly elected Democratic attorney general, said he has already decided to side with the plaintiffs and will not defend the ban.  (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown, File)

    Gay marriage fight comes to Southern courtroom

    The gay marriage fight arrived in a Southern courtroom Tuesday, as opponents of a Virginia law banning same-sex unions told a federal judge it was just like the Jim Crow-era prohibition against interracial marriage.


  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gestures during an interview in his office at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. McAuliffe, appointed former republican operative Boyd Marcus to the Virginia ABC Board.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Va. delegates push Gov. McAuliffe for special counsel after AG's gay-marriage stand

    A bipartisan group of delegates demanded Friday that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe appoint a special counsel to defend the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, just one day after Virginia's top law enforcement official said that he will actively seek to overturn the law.


  • Cooper to keep defending NC in court on amendment

    Attorney General Roy Cooper's office will continue to argue in court for North Carolina's constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage, even as Virginia's new attorney general has decided to fight his state's gay marriage ban.


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