Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denies stay on same-sex marriage ruling

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denies stay on same-sex marriage ruling

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, gay and lesbian couples in Virginia will be able to marry on Monday after a ruling today from the Fourth Circuit court of appeals.

On July 28th, the 4th Circuit Court affirmed a lower courts ruling that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

The court has now denied, by a vote of 2-1, a stay on the ruling, meaning marriage equality will begin as soon as Monday if SCOTUS doesn’t intervene.

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See the order from the 4th Circuit below:

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denies stay on same-sex marriage ruling