Same-sex couples will not be getting married on Thursday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on an appeals court decision to overturn the Virginia’s ban on gay marriage.
Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage was found to be unconstitutional by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond on Monday.
VCU track and field athletes Brandon Ruffin and Kiara Porter received the men’s and women’s Atlantic 10 performer of the week awards, respectively.
The fight for marriage equality for same-sex couples in Virginia continues to progress through the courts after a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional last week.
VCU hired the school’s first permanent representative of students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) this semester because of the collaborative efforts of Student Equality and the Office of Inclusive Excellence.