Just recently, the Supreme Court temporarily halted the beginning of gay marriages in Virginia, a move many expected in the lead up to the consideration of the justices on the constitutional matter.
The court gave a grant to delay in an order after a North Virginia county government made a request of temporary stay after a July ruling made by the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals, bringing down the state’s ban on gay marriages. Officials from the state were support to begin wedding ceremonies sometime this week.
The holding of the appeals court is being appealed to the SC, which will make a decision this fall as to whether or not the appeals should be heard regarding the ban of gay marriage. A case on Utah’s ban is also making its way to the high court.
Mark Herring, an attorney general in Virginia, refused to defend the ban, agreeing with same sex couples of it violating the equal protection rights of the constitution.