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Va. Court Clerk Seeks to Delay Federal Appeals Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

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RICHMOND, Va.- A county court clerk in northern Virginia is trying to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
 
Monday, a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled that Virginia's gay marriage ban, approved by voters in 2006, is unconstitutional.
 
In a filing, Prince William County Circuit Court Clerk Michele B. McQuigg asked the court to stay the decision while she appeals to the Supreme Court.
 
Without a stay, marriage licenses could be issued to Virginia's same-sex couples 21 days after the ruling.
 
The filing states the delay would ensure the "orderly resolution" of an important constitutional question.

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