Same-sex couples across the Commonwealth are watching the Supreme Court for any sign they might step in before gay marriage becomes legal in Virginia. in less than 48 hours. Clerks are making sure they’re prepared in case the Supreme Court does not delay the ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. Hundreds of people are expected at courthouses this week and many say it could be a historic day for Virginia.
Couples that wish to marry will complete a universal form at the Richmond courthouse before getting a revised marriage license coming from the state. state officials say the phone has been ringing off the hook with couples ready to take that step. Chesterfield says its online marriage application may not be ready to go by Thursday, but the clerk says they will have those updated applications available on site.The group “People of Faith for Equality” says it has some 66 clergy from a variety of denominations on board to officiate weddings for same sex couples. Many of them plan to be at courthouses Thursday.