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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Byron Babione regarding an application ADF attorneys filed Thursday with Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr., asking him to put a hold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit’s 2-1 decision against Virginia’s marriage amendment while the case, Bostic v. Schaefer, is appealed to the high court. ADF attorneys represent Prince William County Clerk of Court Michèle B. McQuigg in defense of the amendment.

“The last word on the marriage lawsuits in America rests with the U.S. Supreme Court. It has already said that lower-court rulings on state marriage laws should be placed on hold for now. The 4th Circuit was wrong to ignore that and deny Virginians an orderly, dignified, and fair resolution to the question of whether they will remain free to preserve marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Alliance Defending Freedom is asking Chief Justice Roberts to do what the high court has done before and stop this ruling from going into effect before the litigation reaches its end.”
  • Pronunciation guide: Babione (BABB’-ee-ohn)
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