Tag Archives: Mark Herring

VIRGINIA: Attorney General Mark Herring Says Same-Sex Marriages To Begin Today

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VIRGINIA: House Approves Resolution To Defend Marriage Ban With Own Lawyers

The Virginia House of Delegates yesterday approved a resolution co-sponsored by loony tunes Rep. Bob Marshall that authorizes the chamber to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban with its own lawyers. Attorney General Mark Herring has refused to the defend the ban and Virginia is among the states due to have its ban reviewed by the Supreme Court at the ...

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VIRGINIA: Alliance Defending Freedom Asks SCOTUS To Hear Bostic Case

Acting on behalf of Prince William County Clerk Michele McQuigg, today the Alliance Defending Freedom petitioned SCOTUS to hear their appeal of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. Today’s petitions follow those from AFER and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. The full request is here. (Via Equality Case Files)

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AFER To SCOTUS: Hear Our Virginia Case

The American Foundation for Equal Rights today filed a SCOTUS brief which demands that the Court hear their Virginia marriage equality suit. “Forty-seven years ago, Mildred and Richard Loving passionately argued that the Supreme Court must end the unjust laws that dare to tell us who we can and cannot love,” said Plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel Ted Olson of Gibson, Dunn ...

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VIRGINIA: AG Mark Herring Ask SCOTUS To Continue Stay On Same-Sex Marriages

Via the Washington Post: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) told the Supreme Court on Monday that it should put on hold a lower court’s order that same-sex couples in the state be allowed to marry, beginning this week. Herring said that he agrees with the panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that struck Virginia’s ...

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VIRGINIA: AG Asks SCOTUS To Review Fourth Circuit Court’s Marriage Ruling

As he announced he would earlier this week, this afternoon Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring formally filed his request that the US Supreme Court review the overturn of his state’s same-sex marriage ban by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: What distinguishes Herring’s filing, representing Virginia State Registrar of Vital Records Janet Rainey, is that ...

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VIRGINIA: State AG Mark Herring To Ask SCOTUS To Review Fourth Circuit Ruling

Last week the Alliance Defending Freedom announced that they will file an appeal with the US Supreme Court over the Fourth Circuit Court’s overturn of Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. Their appeal will be filed on behalf of the Prince William County clerk. Today Democratic Virginia state Attorney General Mark Herring announced that he will also ask SCOTUS to review the ...

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Tweet Of The Day – VA AG Mark Herring

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Bob Marshall: All Charities Will Lose Tax Exempt Status Over Same-Sex Marriage

“Congress does not grant tax-exempt status to organizations that are racially discriminatory such as the Klan.  Every church and every Catholic or Protestant hospital will lose its tax (exempt) status. There is no restricting once it happens. This has effects that I can’t even contemplate at this time. If people simply think that the so-called same-sex marriage is just a ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Leadership Rejects Effort To Impeach Attorney General Mark Herring

Anti-gay Virginia state Del. Bob Marshall has been rebuffed by his own party in his campaign to impeach Attorney General Mark Herring for refusing to defend his state’s marriage ban. House Speaker Bill Howell (R) immediately denied Marshall’s resolution when it was first submitted and released a short statements saying he “does not believe impeachment is an appropriate or practical ...

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Virginia AG Mark Herring: Today’s Anti-Gay Arguments Were “Wholly Unpersuasive”

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring gave a great speech at the press conference held by the plaintiffs and their legal teams after today’s oral arguments in Virginia’s marriage equality case before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Herring vows to “work every day as a modern attorney general.” The audio doesn’t kick in for a few seconds.

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VIRGINIA: AG Mark Herring Files Brief In Support Of Gay Marriage Plaintiffs

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring today filed a brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of AFER’s marriage equality lawsuit. Herring’s brief argues that heightened scrutiny is applicable in the suit. Money quote below: Virginia’s same-sex-marriage ban violates the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. Because the ban substantially interferes with the right ...

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VA County Clerk & State Registrar Appeal Overturn Of Marriage Ban To Fourth Circuit

Via the Virginian-Pilot: As expected, a Norfolk federal judge’s decision declaring Virginia’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional was appealed today. An appeal on behalf of Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk George Schaefer, one of the defendants, was filed this afternoon shortly after U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen entered her final order in the case. Schaefer is represented by David Oakley, a Virginia ...

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Brian Brown Has The Virginia Sadz

“This is another example of an Obama-appointed judge twisting the constitution and the rule of law to impose her own views of marriage in defiance of the people of Virginia. There is no right to same-sex ‘marriage’ in the United States constitution. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court has said that states have the preeminent duty of defining marriage. The ...

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BREAKING: Judge Strikes Down Virginia’s Ban On Gay Marriage, Ruling STAYED

From AFER’s website: The Federal District Court ruled that Virginia’s marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. It said that loving couples like our plaintiffs, Tim Bostic & Tony London and Carol Schall & Mary Townley are entitled to the same basic rights and protections as every other American. This is a monumental victory—for Virginia and our country—and the first of ...

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Quote Of The Day – VA Del. Bob Marshall

“If he [Virginia AG Mark Herring] can’t tell the difference between gender and race, he has a deficient intellect. And if the state and federal judiciary – as such – if they can’t tell the front of the human body from the back, nor distinguish male from female, but claim to have clairvoyant powers that anybody that disagrees with them ...

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VIRGINIA: Ministers Call Press Conference To Denounce Marriage Equality Suit

(Via Good As You)

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VIRGINIA: Judge Promises To Rule “Soon” In AFER’s Marriage Equality Lawsuit

The judge hearing opening arguments in AFER’s marriage equality lawsuit against Virginia ended today’s proceedings by promising to make her ruling “soon.” Virginia Solicitor General Stuart A. Raphael compared the state constitutional amendment banning such unions to the commonwealth’s previous defense of segregation, a ban on interracial marriage and resistance to admitting women to VMI — all decisions overturned by ...

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Concerned Women Are Concernstipated About Virginia AG Mark Herring

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Quote Of The Day – Terry McAuliffe

“I share your view that the effective administration of our legal system requires zealous advocacy on all matters before the courts. In the present case, Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is being vigorously and appropriately defended by the Clerk of Court for the City of Norfolk and the Clerk of Court for Prince William County. Accordingly, I respectfully decline to appoint ...

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