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West Virginia to stop challenging same-sex marriage
West Virginia to stop challenging same-sex marriage

West Virginia's attorney general said Thursday he will seek to end all litigation surrounding the state's ban on same-sex marriage, effectively clearing a path for gay and lesbian couples to get married there. Atty. Gen. Patrick Morrisey said in a statement that he will "respect" the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this week not to hear appeals on lower-court decisions that overturned same-sex marriage bans in other states -- including one from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in a Virginia case but whose jurisdiction includes West Virginia. "By refusing to consider the appeal, the Supreme Court has caused the Appeals Court's...

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