Gay Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia Starting Next Week

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Same-sex marriage could begin within the next few days in Virginia after a federal appeals court decided not to delay the effects of its ruling.

A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday denied the request by a county court clerk in northern Virginia to stay the decision while it is appealed to the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, the appeals court ruled that Virginia's constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violated the U.S. Constitution.