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Judge rules VA gay marriage ban unconstitutional

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A judge has ruled Virginia's ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen made the ruling late Thursday night. The issues stay pending appeal - so nothing immediately changes.

Attorney General Mark Herring has said he will not defend the ban, saying it is in violation of the U.S. constitution.

Here's the full decision: http://blogs.nbc12.com/files/2014-02-13-bostic-memorandum-opinion.pdf

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