TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 15, 2014

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clarified yesterday that same-sex couples in Virginia may get married beginning next Thursday at 8 a.m. unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes and puts a hold on the ruling, TriCities reports. The court on Wednesday denied a motion by one of the defendants in a federal case seeking to overturn Virginia's same-sex marriage ban to stay its recent ruling that found the ban unconstitutional. Legal experts believe that the Supreme Court will grant an appeal by the defendant, Michele B. McQuigg, circuit court clerk in Prince William County, to stay the ruling until it resolves the issue of same-sex marriage for all states.