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WSJ: Supreme Court Halts Marriage Decision In the State of Virginia...For Now

Wall Street Journal Reports:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the start of marriages in Virginia, as the justices moved closer to considering appeals on whether state laws barring the ceremonies are unconstitutional.

The court granted the delay in a brief order after local and state officials requested a temporary stay following a July ruling by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., striking down the state's ban on marriages. State officials were preparing to start performing wedding ceremonies later this week.

The court granted the delay in a brief order after state and local officials in Virginia requested a temporary stay following a July ruling by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriages. State officials were preparing to start performing wedding ceremonies later this week.

Wednesday's Supreme Court order put the Virginia ruling on hold until the justices resolve expected appeals. Such a decision is several months away, but could occur in the annual term that begins in October.

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