Pink News reports:
The bill, which passed in the House, would have allowed Virginia to appoint lawmakers to defend its gay marriage ban if the governor or attorney general refused to do so. Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring announced last month that the state would side with same-sex couples who are seeking to have the ban struck down, rather than defend it.
Pink News notes the ruling for marriage equality was held pending a possible appeal:
A US federal judge on Valentine’s Day overturned Virginia’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling by Judge Arenda Wright Allen did not immediately apply pending a possible appeal, but now that this bill has failed, it is unlikely that an appeal will take place.
So is that it? Can same sex couples marry shortly in the state? Maybe Virginia really is for lovers.