Same-sex marriage in the Fourth Circuit

Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsFourth
[[File:Fourth Circuit same-sex marriage map.svg|thumb|400px|left|Status of same-sex marriage in the Fourth Circuit immediately after the court rulingwikipedia
21 Related Articles

Bostic v. Schaefer

Bostic v. RaineyBosticlegal challenges
On July 28, 2014 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling in Bostic v. Schaefer striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban which is a precedent for every state within the circuit.
The plaintiffs won in U.S. district court in February 2014, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling in July 2014.

Same-sex marriage by Circuit Court

CircuitCircuit CourtCircuits
On July 28, 2014 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling in Bostic v. Schaefer striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban which is a precedent for every state within the circuit.
The Tenth, Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth circuits all ruled that same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional.

Same-sex marriage in North Carolina

North CarolinaGeneral Synod of the United Church of Christ v. CooperAmendment 1
The Fourth Circuit consists of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The state's Governor and Attorney General had acknowledged that a recent ruling in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal in that case established the unconstitutionality of North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage in West Virginia

West VirginiaMcGee v. Cole
The Fourth Circuit consists of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
On July 28, 2014, a ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Bostic v. Schaefer found Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Fourth Circuit Court of AppealsFourth Circuit4th Cir.
On July 28, 2014 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling in Bostic v. Schaefer striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban which is a precedent for every state within the circuit. The Fourth Circuit consists of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Same-sex marriage in the Sixth Circuit

Sixth Circuit Court of AppealsSixth CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Precedent

stare decisislegal precedentbinding precedent
On July 28, 2014 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling in Bostic v. Schaefer striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban which is a precedent for every state within the circuit.

Prince William County, Virginia

Prince William CountyPrince WilliamPrince William Counties
The ruling would have gone into effect on August 21, 2014 but the Supreme Court of the United States granted the stay request by the clerk of Prince William County.

Same-sex marriage in Maryland

MarylandCivil Marriage Protection Actsame-sex marriage
The Fourth Circuit consists of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Same-sex marriage in South Carolina

Condon v. HaleySouth CarolinaBradacs v. Haley
The Fourth Circuit consists of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Same-sex marriage in Virginia

VirginiaSame-sex marriageBostic v. Shaefer
The Fourth Circuit consists of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Roy Cooper

Roy A. CooperAttorney General CooperAttorney General Roy Cooper
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced soon after the ruling that he would no longer defend NC's ban on same-sex unions in court, saying "Our office believes the judges in North Carolina are bound by this 4th Circuit decision," he said.

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Supreme CourtU.S. Supreme CourtSupreme Court
The ruling would have gone into effect on August 21, 2014 but the Supreme Court of the United States granted the stay request by the clerk of Prince William County.

Certiorari

certwrit of certioraricert.
On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court denied certiorari for the appeal, making the Fourth Circuit's decision final.

Obergefell v. Hodges

ObergefellObergefell vs. HodgesJune Supreme Court ruling
In November 2014, following a lengthy series of appeals court rulings that year from the Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits that state-level bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, the Sixth Circuit ruled that it was bound by Baker v. Nelson and found such bans to be constitutional.

LGBT rights in West Virginia

Same-sex marriagesWest Virginia
Bostic is a same-sex marriage case in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.