Virginia to Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban
New attorney general, new game in town.
The Washington Post reports that Virginia’s new attorney general, Mark Herring, plans to announce Thursday that he believes the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The state will join two couples in asking a federal court to strike down the law.
Herring will say that Virginia has been on the “wrong side” of landmark legal battles involving school desegregation, interracial marriage and single-sex education at the Virginia Military Institute, one official said. He will make the case that the commonwealth should be on the “right side of the law and history” in the battle over same-sex marriage.
GOP heads in Virginia are probably spinning faster than a top now.