city lynchburg logoLynchburg-area court officials are preparing for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia on Thursday, provided the U.S. Supreme Court does not issue a stay before then. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied a request to delay its ruling, which struck down the state constitutional amendment deeming same-sex marriages illegal in Virginia. The Court has until Thursday to issue a stay in the process, giving the justices time to consider the ban.