4th Circuit Refuses to Grant S.C. a Delay Re Same-Sex Marriages

marriageequalityYesterday Judges Traxler, Motz and Thacker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s Motion for a Stay, pending appeal, regarding same-sex marriage.  As a result, the first gay couple married in Charleston, South Carolina this morning.

Last night, the Attorney General filed an Emergency Application to Stay the enforcement of South Carolina District Court Judge Richard Gergel’s order with the United States Supreme Court.

For a more detailed analysis, check out the SCOTUS blog entry on the subject here.

Hat Tip:  Cassie Hutchens, SCOTUS Blog

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Lisa is the Associate Dean for Information Services at the Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. She teaches Advanced Legal Research & Children & the Law.
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