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Worthy Christian News » Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia Takes Effect on Aug. 20 Unless Supreme Court Intervenes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– A federal appeals court on Wednesday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to be performed in Virginia as soon as next week, denying a request to stay its ruling striking down the state's ban on the unions, the Washington Times reported.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, on a 2-1 vote last month, upheld a lower court ruling saying the ban violated constitutional guarantees of due process and equal protection. By the same vote, the judges refused the request for a stay.

The decision means gay marriages could be performed in the state as early as Aug. 20 — seven days from the day the order rejecting the stay request was issued. The Supreme Court could still issue a stay of its own to prevent the law from taking effect. — Source

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  • Christopher Johansson
    14 August 2014 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Romans 1:25-27

    King James Version (KJV)

    25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

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