Gigi Chao (right) daughter of Hong Kong property tycoon Cecil Chao, poses with her partner, Sean Eav, at an event in Hong Kong. AP hide caption

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond on Dec. 18. Herring's announcement Thursday generated strong partisan responses. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Hawaii's Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the special session on gay marriage at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu in September. The session will begin Monday, Oct. 28. Oskar Garcia/AP hide caption

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Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, right, faces a retention vote Nov. 6. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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