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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Law - "Virginia's New Attorney General Will Not Defend Gay-Marriage Ban"

Eyder Peralta had this introduction to Steve Inskeep's 7-minute story (audio only right now) this morning on NPR's Morning Edition. A quote:

In an interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, Democrat Mark Herring said his office will no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

"As attorney general, I cannot and will not defend laws that violate Virginians' rights," Herring said. "The commonwealth will be siding with the plaintiffs in this case and with every other Virginia couple whose right to marry is being denied."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 23, 2014 09:09 AM
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