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(NEW YORK) — A federal judge has ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a spokesman for Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring confirms.

Judge Arenda Wright Allen’s decision to strike down the ban makes Virginia the second state in the South to have a ban on gay marriage overturned.

It comes one day after a similar ruling in Kentucky, where Federal District Court Judge John Heyburn determined that state’s refusal to recognize legal same-sex marriages violates the Constitution.

Judge Wright Allen has issued a stay of her injunction pending appeal.

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