Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has said he is “firmly convinced” that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. Nonetheless, he told the Supreme Court this week that “the controversial question” about the constitutionality of such bans “remains fraught with uncertainty.”
Absent further action, same-sex couples will be able to marry in Virginia starting next week.
Virginia has been “on the wrong side” of several key civil rights issues, Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring says. But not marriage equality, he argues in an interview with BuzzFeed hours before an appeals court considers the issue.
Three hours of arguments are set for same-sex couples’ challenge to Virginia’s amendment prohibiting such couples from marrying.