The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has overturned the same-sex marriage ban in Virginia.
A 2-to-1 decision by the court’s panel upheld a lower court’s decision to end the ban on gay marriage. The court said that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional as it served as a new form of “segregation.”
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring does not support gay marriage but he believes that the state’s law on the issue was unconstitutional. “Ultimately, the question whether the people are free to affirm marriage as a man-woman union will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court,” he said in a statement.
The ban on same-sex marriage has now been deemed unconstitutional by two federal appeals courts in the US.
More Same-Sex Marriage News:
- Indiana Judge Ends State Ban on Gay Marriage
- Same-Sex Marriage Will NOT Be Recognized By Utah
- Oregon Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
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