How one man’s decision on gay marriage could rock the South

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He hasn’t even been attorney general for two weeks, and he is already picking a battle that could have repercussions for marriage equality throughout the South.

But Democrat Mark R. Herring, who started in his new post as Virginia’s attorney general on Jan. 11, is no stranger to challenges — especially ones that change the political DNA of his state.

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