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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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Judge: Va. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned.

02/13/2014

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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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Judge: Kentucky Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriages Performed In Other States

A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, striking down part of the state ban.

02/12/2014

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Justice Dept. Applies Same-Sex Rights To Itself

In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department, announcing Saturday that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.

02/08/2014

A gay rights activist waves a flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The high court is expected to rule Wednesday on some high profile decisions including California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.  (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Court Hearing Set Over Gay Marriage Ban In Va.

A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia’s ban on gay marriage should be struck down, which is the position the state’s newly elected Democratic attorney general has endorsed in a move that angered many Republican lawmakers.

02/04/2014

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Class-action OK’d for Va. Gay Marriage Challenge

A federal judge in Virginia has certified as a class action a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage.

01/31/2014

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Hong Kong Lesbian Appeals To Tycoon Dad Over Dowry Offer

Gigi Chao is asking her father to accept her for who she is.

01/29/2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the state will side with plaintiffs seeking to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage. (Getty Images)

Virginia AG Says State Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he will not defend the gay marriage ban against federal lawsuits that challenge it.

01/23/2014

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US Judge Strikes Down Okla. Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

01/14/2014

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