Supreme Court Puts Virginia Same-Sex Marriages on Hold

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by WCCB Charlotte

RALEIGH, NC -- Same-sex marriages will not begin tomorrow in Virginia.  The U.S. Supreme Court put the unions on hold Wednesday until it can decide whether they should be legalized nationwide.  The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes North Carolina, ruled Virginia's gay marriage ban unconstitutional last month.  

After that ruling, North Carolina's Attorney General Roy Cooper said he would no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage.  "It's time to stop making arguments we will lose, and instead move forward knowing that the ultimate resolution will likely come from the United States Supreme Court," he said.

61 percent of voters in North Carolina said "yes" to Amendment One in 2012.

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