Supreme court blocks same sex marriage in VA

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --The Supreme Court put a hold on same sex marriage in Virginia on Wednesday afternoon.

News of the decision broke as many couples were planning to head to Northern Virginia to get married starting at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

Among them were Liane Rozzell and Linda Kaufmann. The two had been married in D.C. in 2010 and were looking forward to having their marriage recognized in Virginia: "Tomorrow morning, unless the Supreme Court stays it, we will wake up and our relationship will be legally recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia."

The stay may have dashed those dreams for now, but gay and lesbian leaders believe marriage rights for the LGBT community are a matter of time.

Though the decision delays the start of the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples it is simply a hold, one that might lead to another day in court.


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