In DecemberDelegate John Doyle introduced a bill to legalize civil unions in West Virginia as one of his last acts before retirement in Retrieved from " https: Retrieved 11 June And a Christian florist in Morgantown who believes marriage is between a man and a woman should also be free to run her business how she wants. Retrieved November 2,
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West Virginia will not defend ban on gay marriage, attorney general says
The district judge reasoned that "because of the overlap in the issues present" the Virginia case should be decided first. The amendment was later defeated in the Senate. A state statute defines marriage between a man and a woman. Views Read Edit View history. Evans Executive Order Lawrence v. The suit named two county clerks as defendants.
They joined a rapidly growing number of states where gay marriage bans have been struck down. The people of our state should be free to debate and resolve this question themselves, as they have done, instead of having their judgment usurped by unelected judges. Use mdy dates from June Use mdy dates from January On October 9,West Virginia Governor Ray Tomblin announced he was ordering state agencies to act in compliance with the recent decisions of federal courts on the unconstitutionality of same-sex marriage bans. The suit named two county clerks as defendants. Same-sex marriages in West Virginia had already been legal for months due to lower-court decisions.