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Federal Judge Rules Va. Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional-- Supreme Court Will Sustain Ban

NBC news reports:

A federal judge ruled late Thursday evening Virginia's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen's decision makes Virginia the second state in the South to have a ban on gay marriages overturned.

Wright Allen stayed her decision until an appeals court rules, meaning that gay couples will not be able to marry in the state immediately.

Eight years ago, Virginians voted to constitutionally define marriage between a man and a woman. Thursday, Wright Allen ruled the ban violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment.

Former AG Ken Cuccinelli predicts the U.S. Supreme Court will sustain the ban in Virginia according to other news reports.

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