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Legal Maneuvers on Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

More than two dozen states still define marriage as between one man and one woman. In Virginia, the hotly debated issue could now head to the Supreme Court. Virginia's ban on same sex marriage was struck down as unconstitutional by the US Court of Appeals in July, but last week Prince William County asked for a stay on that ruling. Virginia's attorney general has now asked the Supreme Court to review the case. We hear from a conservative legal advocacy group seeking to uphold states' rights on the question.

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