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    Gay-Marriage Ban Challenged in VA

    SLAT LAKE CITY, UT - JANUARY 28: Demonstrators hold an anti-gay marriage rally inside the Utah State Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several weeks ago a federal judge ruled unconstitutional a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state of Utah. The ruling has since been stayed and is working it's way through the legal system. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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    It’s a quick start to the week for the marriage-equality fight. Yesterday, the ACLU filed a suit in Wisconsin, and now today a U.S. district judge will begin considering a reversal of Virginia’s gay-marriage ban. The case is on a fast track and has added celebrity lawyers Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, who helped overturn California’s Proposition 8. Depending on Judge ­Arenda L. Wright Allen’s decision, the case could be on its way to the Supreme Court. In addition, last Friday four lesbians brought a class-action lawsuit against the Old Dominion for denying equal rights to same-sex couples.

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