US: Supreme Court Justice to decide Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban stay
Attorneys representing two same-sex couples in Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban case have until Monday evening to respond to a request to stay the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts requested the response after attorneys representing a Virginia county clerk asked the Supreme Court to stay the July decision to strike down the ban.
Justice Roberts is expected to rule on whether to institute a stay once the response is received.
Should Roberts reject to stay the decision, same-sex marriage would become legal in Virginia on Thursday morning.
The Supreme Court, however, has granted stays in the past in two similar cases.
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