The clerk of the Fourth Circuit Court has notified counsel that the decision against the Virginia same-sex marriage ban is scheduled — as of now — to go into effect at 9 a.m. next Thursday — a day later than state officials had expected. However, that could be delayed if the Supreme Court were to impose a delay. Attorneys for the Prince William County clerk, who has been defending the Virginia same-sex marriage ban, said on Wednesday afternoon that they will ask the Supreme Court to postpone the Fourth Circuit’s ruling against that ban. They said they would do so before the appeals court decision takes effect.
The Thursday start date is contrary to the Monday date reported yesterday by numerous outlets.