In a 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. Defendants are expected to file a motion to stay the ruling, potentially sending the case to the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
Attorney General Mark Herring voted in favor of the ban in 2006, but says like many Americans his views have since changed. Herring is the first AG to successfully argue at the appellate level for his state’s ban to be struck down.