Friday, May 14, 2004

Federal judges and marriage

As reported here by the AP, a federal judge in Massachusetts rejected a last-minute effort to enjoin officials in that state from performing same-sex marriages. The plaintiffs vowed an appeal to the First Circuit.

Completely unrelated to this, I read recently of a marriage ceremony that was performed by a U.S. District Court judge in Virginia. Under Va. Code 20-25, "Any judge or justice of a court of record, any judge of a district court or any retired judge or justice of the Commonwealth or any active, senior or retired federal judge or justice who is a resident of the Commonwealth may celebrate the rites of marriage anywhere in the Commonwealth without the necessity of bond or order of authorization."

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