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Kaine Statement On Ruling On Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement in response to today’s Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling to strike down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage in Bostic v. Rainey:

“Today's decision is a victory for the Virginia value of equality. I campaigned against the ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage in 2006 and was very disappointed when it passed. I am gratified that the 4th Circuit Court has recognized that this discriminatory provision has no rightful place in the Virginia Constitution.”