evening I'm Jean Jadhon. New at 5: Same-sex couples in Virginia could be legally married as soon as next week. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals announced today it will not delay the decision to make same-sex marriage legal. Late last month, the court ruled that Virginia's gay marriage ban approved by voters in 2006 is unconstitutional. wdbj7 Anchor Melissa Gaona has been tracking these developments for us. Melissa, when's the day couples can walk into the courthouse and make it official? If the u-s Supreme Court decides not to intervene and weigh in, a week from today is the day. This is all related to the case of two gay couples in Virginia, who sued state officials, saying their denial of marriage is unconstitutional. Two federal courts agreed. Reps from the defendants in the case do say they want to petition the Supreme Court to get involved; Chief Justice John Roberts will decide if they will. Jean, also any same-sex couples living in Virginia who got married outside the state will have their marriage be recognized officially on that same day, next Wednesday August 20th Melissa, what does this mean now for court clerks and others who have to implement these changes? I've been speaking with circuit court clerks this afternoon and they say there's not much for them to do between now and the 20th. What needs to happen is the law needs to be formally changed and some language on the marriage certificates needs to be changed. Terms like bride and groom may have to be altered. But it remains unclear when officials will do that; they may want to hear from the u-s Supreme Court first.