RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring gave his support Friday to a federal judge's ruling overturning the Commonwealth's same-sex marriage ban.
Virginia became the first state in the South to overturn a voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage Thursday night, when a federal judge ruled the Commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Gay couples in Virginia will still not be able to marry until the case is ultimately resolved, which will likely entail a Supreme Court decision on the case or one like it.
A judge in Kentucky ruled Wednesday that the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
A Chesterfield couple, Carol Schall and Mary Townley, and a Norfolk couple are at the center of the case. The Norfolk couple, Timothy Bostic and Tony London, were denied a marriage license by the Norfolk Circuit Court on July 1, shortly after the Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.