Justice Supreme Court puts hold on Virginia same-sex marriages in signal to courts (+video)

The Supreme Court action sends a clear signal to other appeals courts and federal judges across the country that it expects them to issue similar stays in future same-sex marriage cases.

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The US Supreme Court issued a stay Wednesday that keeps in place a ban on same-sex marriages in Virginia until after the high court has had an opportunity to consider the issue.