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The Supreme Court effectively barred same-sex couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday after it delayed a lower court decision that would have lifted the state’s gay marriage ban. The appeals court ruling demanded that Virginia recognize out of state same-sex marriages and would have allowed same sex-couples to marry as early as Thursday morning.
Same-sex couples in Virginia must now wait until the Supreme Court decides to either decline to hear the appeal, under which the stay would be waived, or to reach a verdict of its own.
The Supreme Court did not provide an explanation for the order, which was requested by a Virginia court clerk, but it didn’t come as a surprise after it put same sex-unions on hold in Utah earlier this year.
The top plaintiff in the case, Tim Bostic, told USA Today that he preferred to hear a verdict from the Supreme Court.
“While we are disappointed that marriages will have to wait, this was not unexpected,” he said.
U. S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote.
Texas Governor Rick Perry indictment over charges of alleged abuse of power left him required to something not common of a sitting governor: take a mugshot.
Perry turned himself in to have his mugshot taken on Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas.
Perry ardently objects to charges laid out against him by the Travis County District Attorney.
(RICHMOND, Va.) — Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U. S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.
MoreSupreme Court Puts Hold on Virginia Same-Sex MarriagesPresident Obama Suggests Upcoming Supreme Court VacancyObama: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did' NBC NewsSlain American Journalist's Parents: 'He Was a Martyr for Freedom' NBC NewsJournalists Targeted: Killing Is Latest in Bloody Trend NBC NewsThe nation’s highest court granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to delay a decision by the 4th U.
To Republicans, that's "disgusting".
Diarist librarisingnsf covered this yesterday:
In an interview with Breitbart News, Missouri RNC executive director Matt Wills expressed outrage about the reports of voter registration booths popping up in Ferguson, Breitbart reports.
“If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is,” Wills said, “I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.”
Wills explained that the shooting death of Michael Brown was a tragedy for everyone.
“This is not just a tragedy for the African American community this is a tragedy for the Missouri community as well as the community of what we call America,” he said.