Same-sex marriages began in Virginia on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a lower court decision striking down the state’s ban on such unions.
Some same-sex Virginia couples wasted no time getting hitched Monday afternoon after the Supreme Court’s decision to clear the way for five states to legalize gay marriage.
Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband.
Same-sex couples will have to forget their plans to marry in Virginia — at least for now — after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban.
The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
The plaintiffs in a court case challenging Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban want a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to occur before the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on the issue.
An appeals courts’ decision to strike down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
Maine Republican Susan Collins says she supports legalized same-sex marriage.