A ban on gay marriage in Virginia has been overturned by District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen.
In her ruling on gay marriage, Write Allen compared the ban to the same one that was in place in for interracial marriage prior to 1967. However, she had her ruling halted –meaning gay marriage still isn’t allowed– and now the case goes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, reports The Los Angeles Times.
Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia praised the judge’s ruling during a Valentine’s Day statement. Other still stand behind the gay-marriage ban and have said that judges shouldn’t be overruling what the majority votes, the L.A. Times notes.
“This is another example of an Obama-appointed judge twisting the Constitution and the rule of law to impose her own views of marriage in defiance of the people of Virginia,” Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, told the Washington Post. “We hope that the U.S. Supreme Court ends up reversing this terrible decision.”
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