Same-sex couples in Virginia could get married as early as next Wednesday after a federal court of appeals denied a motion for a stay in the decision to overturn the state’s 2006 marriage amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court could issue a stay, as it has in similar federal cases.
Chris Freund Vice President of the Virginia Family Foundation, who opposes same sex marriage, says the situation will be a mess until the dispute is resolved.
The ACLU of Virginia says the worst-case scenario if the Supreme Court overturns the decision is that some same sex couples will be afforded the legal protections of marriage and some will not.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who supports same-sex marriage, argued for the stay, to avoid confusion and uncertainty.