Court Denies Stay For Virginia Gay Marriage

(Richmond, VA) -- The federal appeals court in Richmond is denying a request to stay its ruling striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages. Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, same-sex couples almost certainly will be able to become legally married starting next Monday. A Prince William County judge had made the request to stay the decision until the Supreme Court considered the case. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals recently found Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.