Federal appeals court allows Virginia same-sex marriages to proceed

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday declined to stay [order, PDF] its decision declaring Virginia’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional [opinion, PDF]. Citizens of Virginia voted to amend [WP report] the Virginia Constitution [text] in 2006 to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman, banning the performance or recognition of same-sex marriages. A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website]…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/federal-appeals-court-allows-virginia-same-sex-marriages-to-proceed.php

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