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SCOTUS continues stay on same-sex marriages in Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.

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The ruling puts on hold a federal appeals court’s ruling last month striking down the state’s ban on gay marriage. That case, like others that ended similarly in Utah and Oklahoma, is being appealed to the Supreme Court.

A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond last Wednesday denied the request by a county court clerk in northern Virginia to stay the decision while it is appealed to the Supreme Court.

While nearly all federal and state courts have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage since the high court issued two landmark decisions in June 2013, judges have blocked nearly all such marriages while the cases are appealed. The justices had stepped in once before, in Utah, to do just that.

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Porn Star Bailey Jay Talks Stereotypes on ‘The Approval Matrix’ (VIDEO)

The Approval Matrix, Sundance’s new show inspired by the New York Magazine feature that introduced the phrase “lowbrow brilliant” to the world, airs its third episode next Monday. The panel show, hosted by Neal Brennan, tosses together personalities from different corners of the pop-culture universe, and, in this clip, trans porn star Bailey Jay talks about comedy and stereotypes.

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Giant Palestinian Flag Unfurled From Manhattan Bridge To Protest Israeli Attacks On Gaza

Giant Palestinian Flag Unfurled From Manhattan Bridge To Protest Israeli Attacks On Gaza An enormous Palestinian flag was unfurled from the south side of the Manhattan Bridge earlier this evening as protesters marched across the nearby Brooklyn Bridge to protest Israeli attacks in Gaza. The flag, which bore writing that read “Boycott, Divest, Sanction,” hung from the bridge for at least 30 minutes before it was removed. [ more › ]



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Extra, Extra: Hellish New Movie Theaters Let You Comment On Screen Via Text Because even Millennials think Millennials are entitled, check out today’s end-of-day links: why adults have trouble sleeping, big urban spiders, Robin Williams/Illuminati conspiracy theory, Al Roker Appreciation Day, and puppy takes giant leap. Don’t forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]



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