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Gay marriage debate heats up in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The state’s gay marriage debate is about to heat up again this week in Richmond.

A three-judge panel will hear arguments in a case challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.  The case is one of dozens making their way through courts across the country and the third to be heard by a federal appeals court.

People on both sides of the issue say the case will likely go before the U.S. Supreme Court.