News

Herring Requests Stay In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Herring Requests Stay In Same-Sex Marriage Case

Photo: WINA

Virginia has responded to a request from John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Mark Herring agrees with federal judges who ruled that Virginia’s 2006 constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. Despite that, Herring has told Roberts he believes the Supreme Court should grant a stay in this case. He says a stay would be warranted because of the potential negative impact on Virginia children, families, and businesses if the Supreme Court eventually rules against same-sex marriages. He says it could force an unwinding of Virginians’ marriages, adoptions, inheritances, or workplace benefits. The request will be considered either by Chief Justice John Roberts or the full court.

Latest Stories

in Sports, Viral Videos

Dude Perfect: Seattle Seahawks edition

11-overlay4

Super Bowl QB Russell Wilson hits insane targets, draws a Seahawk, sings "Sweet Home Alabama" and more!

in Sports

Giants set record with $388,606 postseason shares

giants

A full postseason share for the World Series champion Giants was worth a record $388,606.

in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

ravens

Here is a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Nov. 25.