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Posted: January 24, 2014 at 5:13 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “It’s time for the commonwealth to be on the right side of history and the right side of the law.” Mark Herring, Virginia’s attorney general, who said he won’t defend the state’s ban on gay marriage and will seek to have the law declared unconstitutional

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