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High-Profile Legal Team Joins Suit Against Virginia Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Virginia has banned same-sex marriage since 2006, but one Norfolk couple is now seeking to change that.
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Virginia has banned same-sex marriage since 2006, but one Norfolk couple is now seeking to change that.

The high-profile team that brought down California's prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriages.

David Boies and Theodore Olson are representing two gay men who say they were turned down when they tried to obtain a marriage license in Norfolk Circuit Court on July 1.

They were turned down because Virginia voters approved the same-sex marriage ban 57 percent to 43 percent in 2006. The ban also means the state doesn't recognize unions between same sex couples that are sanctioned by other states.

A spokesman for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he would defend the amendment to the state Constitution against the legal challenge.

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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.
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Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Chef José Andrés and his companies after Andrés announced that he's canceling plans to have a restaurant inside Trump's Old Post Office hotel in downtown D.C.
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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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