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Virginia plaintiffs ask Supreme Court to deny stay in same-sex marriage case

Posted By Sharon McCloskey On August 18, 2014 @ 4:56 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Plaintiffs in the Virginia marriage equality case have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the request for a stay of the 4th Circuit decision rejecting that state’s same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional.

As reported previously [1], attorneys for the Virginia county clerk who has been defending the state’s same-sex marriage ban had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay implementation of the Fourth Circuit’s decision in Bostic v. Schaefer [2]

Without that stay, same-sex marriages can begin in Virginia on Thursday.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., who handles Fourth Circuit emergency filings, is expected to rule on the request, either on his own or after consulting his colleagues.

The clerk’s request was prompted by the Fourth Circuit’s refusal this past Wednesday to enter a stay of its own decision.

Read the plaintiffs’  full request to deny the stay here [3].

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[1] previously: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/08/15/request-for-stay-of-4th-circuit-same-sex-marriage-decision-now-at-the-supreme-court/

[2] Bostic v. Schaefer: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/07/30/a-pivotal-moment-for-marriage-equality-in-north-carolina/

[3] here: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Bostic-stay-opposition.pdf

[4] ACLU of NC responds to Supreme Court action on marriage cases : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/10/06/aclu-responds-to-supreme-court-action-on-marriage-cases/

[5] Monday morning at the Supreme Court : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/09/29/monday-morning-at-the-supreme-court/

[6] North Carolina moves to the U.S. Supreme Court after Fourth Circuit refuses to stay ruling on voting law : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/10/02/fourth-circuit-refuses-to-stay-ruling-on-voting-law/

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