Supreme Court puts hold on 4th Circuit’s marriage decision


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Byron Babione regarding the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday 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.

“Virginians deserve an orderly and fair resolution to the question of whether they will remain free to preserve marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws. By granting our request to place a hold on the 4th Circuit’s decision, the Supreme Court is making clear, as it already did in the Utah marriage case, that it believes a dignified process is better than disorder. The Supreme Court acted wisely in restraining the lower court from implementing a ruling of this magnitude before the high court has a chance to decide the issue.”

  • Pronunciation guide: Babione (BABB’-ee-ohn)

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