Certain acts, records, and proceedings not to be given effect in this state
A public act, record or judicial proceeding of any other state, territory, possession or tribe respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of the other state, territory, possession, or tribe, or a right or claim arising from such relationship, shall not be given effect by this state.
(West Virginia Code section 48-2-603)
Link v. King
A same-sex couple filed this original mandamus action in the West Virginia Supreme Court in March, 2004. The Supreme Court declined to take jurisdiction, thereby dismissing the action.