Saturday, February 15, 2014

Judge Overturns Virginia's Ban of Same Sex Marriage
A federal judge has overturned a voter-approved ban in Virginia of same-sex marriage. Echoing similar decisions, a federal judge ruled that it violates the 14th Amendment. The order was stayed while it's appealed, meaning no marriages can take place. Some hailed the ruling, others did not, including Delegate Terry Kilgore of Scott County. He said, “You know I just don’t think it’s right for a federal judge to override the voters of Virginia and the legislature of Virginia…” Both sides of the issue believe the case won't be settled until the Supreme Court decides to hear it, or a case like it. Earlier this week, a judge in Kentucky ruled that state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. (LM)

Monday, April 27, 2015

  • Unicoi BOE Interviews Finalists for Director of Schools Position
  • Man Faked Robbery Because He Wanted to Go to Jail
  • Tennessee Lawmaker: Many Feel Allowing Guns in Parks Shouldn't Be Left to City/County to Decide
  • Bond Revoked on Sullivan County Woman Charged with Poisoning and Shooting Husband
  • With Criminal Investigation Ongoing, BVU Cutting General Legal Counsel to Part Time Work



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