Marriage Equality meets Appalachia

The West Virginia Attorney General announced today that his office will no longer fight a court challenge to West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages.  West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued a statement Thursday that his office “will respect” the recent U.S. Supreme Court declining to review the 4th Circuit Court’s ruling in July striking down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages.

U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers in Huntington had previously put West Virginia’s case on hold. On Tuesday, Chamber ordered the state and clerks in Kanawha and Cabell counties to respond to a motion by plaintiffs by Oct. 21.

West Virginia’s Governor Earl Ray Tomblin added:

I do not plan to take any actions that would seek to overturn the courts’ decisions. West Virginia will uphold the law according to these rulings, and I have directed state agencies to take appropriate action to make that possible. Our state is known for its kindness and hospitality to residents and visitors alike. I encourage all West Virginians—regardless of their personal beliefs—to uphold our statewide tradition of treating one another with dignity and respect.

west virginia marriage equality

Advertisements

About justgngr

the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
This entry was posted in LGBT, politics, relationships and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s