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Virginia AG Files Brief Supporting Gay Marriage

Same-sex couples have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia’s attorney general said Friday in papers urging an appellate court to uphold a judge’s ruling that the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

04/11/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder stated on Tuesday that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives is currently exploring options for the use of domestic drones. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Holder Extends Federal Recognition To Mich. Same-Sex Couple Marriages Despite State Not Recognizing Them

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday extended federal recognition to the marriages of about 300 same-sex couples that took place in Michigan before a federal appeals court put those unions on hold.

03/28/2014

A national Tea Party group launched a radio ad on Tuesday ridiculing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of “political cronyism,” funding Obamacare, and recommending a liberal judge that has left Kentucky “stuck with gay marriage.” (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Tea Party Ad Rips McConnell For ‘Political Cronyism,’ Gay Marriage Progress

A national tea party group launched a radio ad on Tuesday ridiculing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of “political cronyism,” funding Obamacare, and recommending a liberal judge that has left Kentucky “stuck with gay marriage.”

03/05/2014

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Second Appeal Filed in Va. Gay Marriage Ruling

A second clerk plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that declares Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.

02/26/2014

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Holder: Discriminatory Laws Don’t Need Defending

State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.

02/25/2014

A coalition of African-American civil rights leaders and pastors announced a campaign to gather 1 million signatures to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder attempting to undermine states’ authority in attempt to “coerce states to fall in line with same-sex marriage.” (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Coalition Of Black Pastors Call For Holder Impeachment Over Same-Sex Marriage

A coalition of African-American civil rights leaders and pastors announced a campaign to gather 1 million signatures to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder attempting to undermine states’ authority in attempt to “coerce states to fall in line with same-sex marriage.”

02/25/2014

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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.

02/24/2014

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Va. Gay Marriage Case Heads to Appeals Court

With Virginia’s gay marriage ban overturned, the legal fight over same-sex unions in that state goes to a court that has shifted to the left since President Barack Obama’s election.

02/14/2014

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Couples Celebrate Overturned Va. Gay Marriage Ban

The two couples at the center of a fight over the legality of gay marriage in Virginia are celebrating a federal judge’s ruling overturning the state’s ban.

02/14/2014

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Va. Court Asked to Note Ky. Gay Marriage Ruling

With a ruling on Virginia’s ban on gay marriages pending, the Virginia Attorney General’s Office asked 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.

02/13/2014

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