A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has added more fuel to the fire over Virginia’s 2006 constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. The panel voted 2-1 to declare that the voter-approved prohibition of gay and lesbian marriages is unconstitutional. One judge who wants to get rid of Virginia’s constitutional amendment is Roger Gregory, who was first appointed by President Clinton. Gregory was joined by Judge Henry Floyd, who was a 2011 appointee of President Obama. The ruling delights Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring (pictured) and gay rights activists such as Reverend Robin Gorsline of Richmond. Victoria Cobb of the Family Foundation of Virginia is upset about the judges’ action. Cobb believes the Commonwealth should continue to define a marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.
"Men in Black" star Will Smith took the unusual step of publicly shooting down a report that he and his actress wife of 17 years had decided to divorce.
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