Justice Appeals court refuses to stay ruling that OKs same-sex marriages in Virginia (+video)

The move means that same-sex couples could begin obtaining Virginia marriage licenses as early as next week. Supporters of the Virginia gay marriage ban said they would ask the US Supreme Court to issue its own stay.

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A federal appeals court that struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage last month refused on Wednesday to stay its decision pending review at the US Supreme Court.