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Same-Sex Marriage Appeal: County Clerk Fights Ruling

Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled state ban unconstitutional.

The Prince William County Circuit Court clerk will make another attempt to defend Virginia's same-sex marriage ban, according to media reports, including The Associated Press.

Federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled the ban was unconstitutional earlier this month, but stayed that ruling to allow for the appeal.

Prince William County was not involved in the initial suit, but County Clerk Michèle McQuigg joined the defense in January. The move followed Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's decision that state lawyers would not defend the same-sex marriage ban approved by voters in 2006.

Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk George Schaefer has also appealed the ruling, according to Bloomberg News. Schaefer stressed in a statement that he was pressing ahead to expedite "final clarification" from the courts.

Herring also appealed the ruling, saying in a statement, "I have filed a notice of appeal to ensure that higher courts can swiftly rule on the critical issues in this case."

Raul Ortega March 01, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Now DRB, be a good boy and take your meds. You're going to the "bad place" again.
DRB March 01, 2014 at 05:25 PM
Overcoming Denial is the First Step to Recovery, Raul.
Raul Ortega March 02, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Oh, I read through all your comments yesterday DRB and there is no denying it, something about you is whacked brah.
DRB March 02, 2014 at 04:20 PM
I'm sure you mean that in the more modern colloquial. Thanks. So it sounds like you may be able to start your recovery and join the fight against Liberalism as your eyes become open. I will pray for the word to be in you.
Diana March 03, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Why have the constitution if all we do is change and destroy the true laws of what should be between man and women? I don't believe in same-sex marriage and their "benefits" tied to this. You give them a piece of the law and they are wanting more. I am sick of seeing the drag shows (this should be on late night after 11:00pm) then always hearing the coming outs. Are you suppose to get an award for this? Please I truly believe homosexuals are destroying the laws that are ment to be between man and women only.

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