Stay Sought in Ruling on VA. Gay-Marriage Ban

Yesterday, Virginia sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling on Virginia’s gay-marriage ban. Attorney for court clerk Michelle B. McQuigg argued that the delay would “ensure the orderly resolution of the important constitutional question…” Though the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and Lambda Legal disapproved of the delay, in 2006 it was ruled by 2-1 of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Virgina’s same-sex marriage ban approved by voters is unconstitutional.

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