Alberta C. Wilson from Dover, DE protests against equal marriageoutside the Walter E. Hoffman U.S. Courthouse as oral arguments in the case of Bostic v Rainey proceed on February 4, 2014 in Norfolk, Virginia, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded that Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and he will no longer defend it in federal lawsuits. (Photo: Jay Paul/Getty Images)

In Virginia, Gay Marriage Debate Pits Popular Black Mayor and Governor Against Activists

Liberal activists in Virginia are sharply opposing the candidacy of Richmond mayor Dwight Jones to be chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party because the African-American pastor refuses to publicly support gay marriage, even though he says this personal views on the issue would not affect his decisions if he were selected as chairman.

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