Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriage in Virginia

By WHAG News

Published 08/20 2014 04:48PM

Updated 08/20 2014 05:45PM

WHAG NEWS - Less than a day before same-sex couples could register for marriage licenses in Virginia, the Supreme Court put a hold on the ruling. 

In July, the 4th Court of Appeals ruled Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. That law would have taken affect Thursday morning, August 21, 2014 had the Supreme Court not stepped in. 

The ruling also affects West Virginia and North and South Carolina, as these states also fall under the 4th Court of Appeal's jurisdiction. 

The Supreme Court's decision is no surprise, as they are expected to rule on the issue in the fall regarding Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. 

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