Days After Vowing to Uphold Virginia Constitution, Attorney General Challenges Marriage Amendment
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Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today sided with two same-sex couples in asking a federal court to strike down the voter-approved state law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. That 2006 amendment to the state constitution, Herring declared, violates the U.S. Constitution.
The newly sworn-in Democrat’s action dramatically changes Virginia’s legal position on same-sex marriage, reversing the stand under Ken Cuccinelli, his Republican predecessor as attorney general.
Advocates of redefining marriage hailed Herring’s action. “Banning the freedom to marry for couples only because they are gay or lesbian has no constitutional basis,” James Parrish, president of the gay rights organization Equality Virginia, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.