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Same-sex marriage in Virginia gets its day in federal appeals court
Same-sex marriage in Virginia gets its day in federal appeals court

The battle over same-sex marriage in Virginia moved to the appellate level on Tuesday, a significant step for two reasons, one practical and one historical. It was a Virginia case that led to a 1967 landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage -- an argument that has returned during the current campaign to eliminate state laws barring same-sex marriage. Tuesday’s argument before a three-judge federal panel will also be the latest of the gay marriage cases to move up the judicial scale, a needed step before the issue likely heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. Timothy Bostic and Tony London were denied a marriage license at Norfolk...

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