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US District Judge Rules Va. Ban On Same Sex Marriage Unconstitutional!

Posted by on Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:17 PM
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Yay for Virginia! 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/politics/virginia-same-sex-marriage-unconstitutional/index.html

Judge deems Virginia's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

By CNN Staff
updated 10:50 PM EST, Thu February 13, 2014

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Judge: "These laws deny Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection"
  • Virginia's new Democratic leadership previously said it wouldn't defend the ban

(CNN) -- A judge in Virginia has struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, according to court documents.

"These laws deny Plaintiffs their rights to due process and equal protection guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution," U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen wrote in her opinion.

The decision comes just weeks after Virginia's new Democratic leadership said it wouldn't defend the ban in federal lawsuits.

"It's time for the commonwealth to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law," state Attorney General Mark Herring said at a news conference last month.

Virginia passed the ban in 2006.

Kansas House passes bill allowing refusal of service to same-sex couples


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ashellbell
by shellbark on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:02 AM
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We're winning!
ReginaStar
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:55 AM
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YAY for VA! So what happens now with all these states on hold? Could someone explain that for me please. 

lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM
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Awesome news!

Ok, who's next?!

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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Saw this on the Internet this morning - yay Virginia is now actually for lovers ;)

numbr1wmn
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Great!!!

A-nony-mous
by Bronze Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:53 PM
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That's good, and I'm glad, but how long will it last? Inevitably some bigoted Christian lobby group will appeal and it'll probably be banned and unbanned at least a couple more times. The states flip-flop on the issue more than ihop pancakes. Nothing seems to ever be settled for good. 

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:51 PM
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Thank God......it's Friday!!!

GLWerth
by Gina on Feb. 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Another domino falls.

Great!

Fushithedruid
by Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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have you seen the latest b/s from Sen. Cruz?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/13/ted-cruz-gay-marriage-bill_n_4780699.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

won't pass, but still completely stupid.

greenie63
by Silver Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Completely useless effort and time by Sen. Cruz! 

Quoting Fushithedruid:

have you seen the latest b/s from Sen. Cruz?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/13/ted-cruz-gay-marriage-bill_n_4780699.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

won't pass, but still completely stupid.


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