U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers ruled Wednesday that Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick can wait until West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey decides whether to intervene in the lawsuit.
Chambers says the clerk has five days to respond after Morrisey intervenes, or after his time to do so expires – whichever comes first.
It’s filed a similar lawsuit challenging Virginia’s gay marriage ban.
Chambers said his ruling also applies to Cabell County Clerk Karen Cole. She, too, was named a defendant.
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