NORFOLK, Va. (TAB) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is expected to ask the federal court to strike down Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay “marriage.” His move comes after only two weeks in office. The state’s ban was adopted in 2006 by about 57 percent of voters, according to www.abpnews.com. According to reports by the Washington Post, Herring’s leadership is a sharp turn from his predecessor’s, Ken Cuccinelli, who pledged to defend the ban. Elected in November 2013, Herring’s election placed Democrats in all of Virginia’s top offices, abpnews.com reported. He announced his ideas that the ban is “unconstitutional” in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute on Jan. 23. Currently seventeen states and the District of Columbia legally recognize gay “marriage.”
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