As a Valentine's Day present for all Virginians, Attorney General Mark Herring announced that the Eastern District of Virginia had declared that Virginia's ban on gay marriage has been declared unconstitutional, stayed pending further action by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
ALERT Equality marches forward in VA: Federal judge declares state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Issues stay pending appeal.— Mark Herring (@AGMarkHerring) February 14, 2014
Virginia becomes the first state in the South to strike down a ban on gay marriage and proves that the equal marriage is on the march throughout the country. On a personal note, it makes me happy as a citizen of Virginia to know that we struck down our gay marriage ban before the Supreme Court rules that all such bans across the country are unconstitutional.