Wednesday, August 13, 2014

4th Circuit Denies Request For Stay In Virginia Marriage Equality Case

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to prevent its July 28th ruling opening up Virginia's discriminatory marriage laws to same-sex couples from going into effect next week.

The action by a 3-judge panel in the Bostic v. Schaefer case means that unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, which it almost certainly will, Virginia same-sex couples could start getting married next Wednesday August 20.

This is unlikely to happen, as the U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled in the 10th Circuit case of Kitchen v. Herbert that a stay could be issued while Utah appeals its loss at the federal district and federal appellate levels.

Hat/tip to Joe Jervis

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