RICHMOND — A federal appeals court today denied motions for a stay of its gay marriage ruling.
Same-sex couples will be allowed to apply for marriage licenses effective Aug. 20, said Michel Kelly, spokesman for Attorney General Mark R. Herring.
Or, use your linked account:Last week, Herring had asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a stay of its recent ruling on Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban — contrary to the plaintiffs in the case, who seek to overturn the ban immediately.
Herring also last week filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to settle the constitutional issues with same-sex marriage bans for Virginia and the rest of the country.
Finally! Congratulations to all the folks who have helped make this possible. Same sex marriage is a civil right, in my not-so-humble opinion.
Help me out here. I keep hearing people bemoan that same sex marriage harms marriage in general. I fail to see how. People harm marriages. No one else an harm my marriage but my husband or me. (and damn! we have both given it our best shot!!!)
Those who feel that same sex marriage might harm their marriage out to look inward instead of outward.