Supreme Court issues stay on Virginia's marriage equality ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court stayed a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that found Virginia's ban on marriage for same-sex couples to be unconstitutional. This ends hopes that marriage equality will begin in Virginia anytime soon.

The Supreme Court issued the stay after defenders of the ban and Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring asked for it. Herring believes the ban is unconstitutional, but wants the Supreme Court to rule that it is unconstitutional before marriages begin the state.

Read more at the Washington Post. 

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.