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No-fault divorce law unconstitutional, judge rules (access required)

Once again, a Fairfax County judge has extended rights available under the Virginia Code to a same-sex couple who otherwise would be barred from benefits conferred by state statutes. Circuit Judge Stephen C. Shannon ruled that the two women had standing to seek divorce under terms of Virginia’s no-fault divorce statute, Code § 20-91(A)(9)(a), despite language ...