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Marriage milestone: high court ruling doesn't affect Virginia same-sex marriage ban

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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 9:54 pm

Opposing sides in Virginia are girding for legislative and judicial battles in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, lawmakers and gay rights advocates said Wednesday.

Supporters and foes alike agreed the court's two 5-4 rulings -- one on the marriage act and another upholding a lower-court ruling overturning California's gay marriage ban -- did not affect Virginia's constitutional amendment barring same-sex unions.

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