The court ruled that the ban "impermissibly infringes on its citizens' fundamental right to marry."
"I am overjoyed by the news that, as a result of today’s ruling, Virginia will become a state where two people who love each other can get married regardless of their sexual orientation," said Governor Terry McAuliffe in a statement. "This is a historic ruling for our Commonwealth, and its effect will affirm once again that Virginia is a state that is open and welcoming to all."
Virginia Senator Mark Warner has also issued a statement in which he said "be happy" with the decision:
"I am so happy that yet another federal court agrees that Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.... Virginia should be a welcoming place for all, and I am very pleased at the rapid progress toward marriage equality that we're seeing in Virginia and around the country."
One more state that legalizes marriage equality!!!