Va. clerk to ask Supreme Court to put hold on 4th Circuit’s marriage decision

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Byron Babione regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit’s decision Wednesday to decline to put its 2-1 decision against Virginia’s marriage amendment on hold while the case, Bostic v. Schaefer, is appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. ADF attorneys represent Prince William County Clerk of Court Michéle B. McQuigg in defense of the amendment.
“The people of Virginia and every other state should continue to be free to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman in their laws if they choose to do so. Because the 4th Circuit chose not to place a hold on its decision as other courts – including the U.S. Supreme Court – have done in nearly identical cases, we intend to ask the high court to do so in this case before the 4th Circuit’s mandate goes into effect. We trust the Supreme Court will grant our request in order to ensure an orderly and dignified resolution of this important constitutional question.”
  • Pronunciation guide: Babione (BABB’-ee-ohn)
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