Virginia’s new Attorney General says he will not defend a legal challenge to Virginia’s marriage laws-including the marriage protection amendment passed by 57 percent of Virginia voters in 2006.
In fact, a memorandum filed in federal district court on the Attorney General’s behalf stated, instead, Mark Herring said he will side with the plaintiffs in the case of two homosexual couples who are seeking to overturn the laws and redefine marriage in Virginia.
Herring, ignoring the will of a large majority of the state’s voters said he concluded that Virginia’s laws denying the right to marry to same-sex couples violates the US Constitution.
Herring, a Democrat, was declared the winner of the Virginia Attorney General’s race after a recount in late-November. He won by 165 votes.