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Senate GOP Challenger: Virginia Gay Marriage Decision Is 'Judicial Fiat'

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"Ballot initiatives and state legislatures have been addressing this issue all over the country," he said in Friday's statement. "This is a matter the people of Virginia should be free to decide, rather than having a Federal judge impose law by judicial fiat."

"Public debate and the legislative process are the appropriate way to decide the question of same sex marriage."