|By Susan Robertson, The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Same-sex couples were expected to be lined up outside the
"The stay is only in place until the
The high court granted the stay requested by a
"Everybody and myself included expected the
While it may have been expected, the delay in the start of same-sex marriages in
"It is disappointing that the
"The (Chief Justice John)
In a statement Wednesday, the
Pogge, a proponent of the 2006 amendment banning same-sex marriage, said the belief among politicians and
Larsen explained that the
Should a case be heard, how quickly the decision is made is hard to say, Larsen added. She noted the court is on until the end of September, and that even if a case is taken up this term, it's unlikely a decision would be made before next June.
Time frame aside, Larsen believes same-sex marriage will eventually be legalized nationwide, thanks to momentum behind the issue. She also feels it would be fitting if the
"Ten years ago it was quite extraordinary for a state to allow gays and lesbians to marry, but today nineteen states (plus
Robertson can be reached at 757-345-2342.
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