News

Herring Won’t Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Herring Won’t Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Photo: clipart.com

With a new administration in Richmond, the state’s ban against same-sex marriage will no longer be defended. The office of Attorney General Mark Herring says he’s concluded that the same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, and he will┬ánot defend it. Herring spokesman Michael Kelly says the state will instead side with the plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit. The suit was filed by two women who live in Staunton and two women from Winchester. Herring has filed a court brief supporting the couples. The Republican Party of Virginia resonds by saying the Democrats are the ones focusing on divisive social issues instead of concentrating on jobs. They say Herring should resign if he does not defend the laws of the Commonwealth.

 

 

 

Latest Stories

in Music

John Mayer to tour with Grateful Dead members

johnmayer

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are reuniting under the official group name this July and rumor has it that Mayer is joining them.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Local Sports, Sports, UVA, UVA Sports

UVA Tops VT In Commonwealth Clash

Updated
UVA Men's Soccer NCAA Champions 121414 (credit UVA Athletics)

UVA defeated Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash, sponsored by Virginia529.

in Local, Local Sports, Sports, Surrounding Counties, UVA, UVA Sports

UVA Drops Doubleheader To Wolfpack

Updated
baseball bat

The UVA baseball team dropped both games of a Sunday doubleheader to N.C. State in Raleigh.