Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fourth Circuit denies stay; same-sex marriages can start in Virginia the week of August 18; Supreme Court puts all this on hold at last minute

The Fourth Circuit in Richmond has denied, by a 2-1 vote, a request for a stay of its decision regarding gay marriage in Virginia and appeal to the Supreme Court.  Same-sex couples will be able to start marrying in Virginia as early as next week.  The Associated Press and ABC7 news have a story on the WJLA website here, including a PDF of the denial.

It was as recently as 2006 that Virginia adopted the Marshall-Newman amendment by referendum.  William and Mary GALA has been involved in opposing it.

Update: Aug. 20, 2014

The Supreme Court put a stay on the appeals court ruling, pending its hearing the case in the 2014-2015 term, USA Today here.  

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