US: Same-sex couples file appeal to reject current stay on marriage ban
Attorneys for two same-sex couples in a court case currently challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban filed an appeal last Monday.
The plaintiffs are asking the federal court to allow same-sex marriages to take place before the US Supreme Court rules on the issue.
The court ruled that the 2006 voter-approved laws barring same-sex marriage and denying recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states violate US constitutional rights.
The ruling has been stayed pending the US Supreme Court appeal. Without a stay, marriage licenses for Virginia’s same-sex couples could have been issued 21 days after the ruling.
More: 4th circuit Court of Appeals, 4th Circut, Americas, civil partnership, equal marriage, gay marriage, gay wedding, lesbian marriage, lesbian wedding, marriage, marriage ban, marriage equality, same sex marriage, Same-sex wedding, US, US Supreme Court, Virginia, wedding