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Split Panel Strikes Same-Sex Marriage Ban (access required)

In a 2-to-1 panel vote, the 4th Circuit affirms a district court decision striking Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages, with the panel majority saying the commonwealth’s ban impermissibly infringes on its citizens’ fundamental right to marry. This case concerns a series of statutory and constitutional mechanisms Virginia employed to prohibit legal recognition for same-sex relationships in ...

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