The U.S. Supreme Court issued a last-minute order halting gay marriage in Virginia on Wednesday.
In an underwhelming one-paragraph order, the High Court imposed a stay on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling, effectively putting Virginia gay marriage on "pause" until it can be appealed. The Washington Post suggests that the Supreme Court doesn't want to implicate itself in making a decision on marriage by refusing to act.
Was this Virginia decision really all that surprising?