Huffpost Politics

Federal Court Refuses To Delay Virginia Gay Marriage Ruling

Posted: Updated:
GAY PRIDE FLAG
Nelson Hancock via Getty Images
Print

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday denied the request by a county court clerk in northern Virginia to stay the decision while it is appealed to the Supreme Court.

That means that without intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex couples could begin marrying and have their out-of-state marriages recognized by next Wednesday.

Late last month, the court ruled that Virginia's gay marriage ban approved by voters in 2006 is unconstitutional.

Representatives for the defendants didn't immediately comment.

Also on HuffPost:

Close
SCOTUS Decisions On Prop 8, Defense Of Marriage Act
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction