HARRISONBURG, Va. - A Virginia federal judge on Jan. 31 certified a class of people challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage and seeking to end the state's refusal to recognize marriages that same-sex couples have legally entered elsewhere (Joanne Harris, et al. v. Janet M. Rainey, et al., No. 13-77, W.D. Va.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12801).