TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 23, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring today declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and said he won’t defend it in federal lawsuits. Herring, a Democrat and former state senator, stressed marriage equality as part of his campaign last year. His narrow election and Terry McAuliffe's victory as governor marked a major change in Virginia politics with Democrats replacing conservatives in top executive positions. "It's time for the commonwealth to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law," he said at a news conference. CNN's PoliticalTicker blog has more.