The rare snowstorm that hit Hampton Roads has forced postponement of Thursday’s scheduled hearing on Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen notified lawyers Wednesday that the Norfolk federal courthouse would be closed Thursday. The hearing will be re-scheduled in February as soon as practicable, the judge advised.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring had planned to attend the session as Solicitor General Stuart Raphael was scheduled to present the state’s case.
Herring is under fire from conservatives for switching the state’s position to oppose the ban on gay marriage.