TODAY   |  February 14, 2014

Ban on same-sex marriage struck down in Virginia

A federal judge declared Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the second state in the South to have restrictions on gay marriages overturned this week.

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>>> gay couples have scored a legal victory in virginia where a federal judge has ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. but there won't be a dash to the courthouse for marriage licenses just yet. the judge staid her orders until it can be appealed. the repercussions across the south could be wide. several states in the region have laws banning gay marriage .