Friday, February 14
(Norfolk, VA) -- A federal judge is striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen's decision comes a day after a similar ruling in Kentucky. She stayed execution of her order until an appeals court rules, which means same-sex couples will not be able to immediately marry in the state. Allen ruled the ban violated due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment.