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High Court stays Virginia gay nuptials

Ruling on county clerk’s request for delay mirrors earlier Utah decision

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 4:41 a.m.

Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

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