Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says his office will not defend the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage in court, following similar moves by two other states and the Obama administration.
Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded that Virginia's gay marriage ban is in violation of the US constitution and he will not defend it. The Virginia shift comes after federal judges recently struck down gay marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma.
Terry McAuliffe promised to work toward common ground in his inaugural speech as Virginia's 72nd governor on Saturday. Bill and Hillary Clinton, two of McAuliffe's long-time supporters, were in attendance.