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Va. AG to Fight Gay Marriage Ban: Reports

Virginia's attorney general will announce Thursday that he has concluded that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, local news providers reported early Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Democrat General Mark R. Herring confirmed that he will not defend the ban in a case in federal court in Norfolk in which two same-sex couples are seeking to have it overturned, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Herring will file a brief in the case supporting the challenge, the Washington Post reported.