USA, Alabama: Gay Lawmaker to Fight State’s Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on June 27th, 2013

Alabama mapYet another challenge to a state’s marriage equality ban. USA Today reports:

The first openly gay lawmaker in Alabama history said she plans to challenge the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. “The reality is, unfortunately in Alabama, the only way we ever progress any civil rights in this state is through a court decision,” said Rep. Patricia Todd, a Democrat from Birmingham, Ala. “This is no different. We will have to use that process and move forward.” Todd, who plans to marry her partner Sept. 14 in Massachusetts, said she expects a number of lawsuits in states where gay marriage is banned.

Domino number four. As Rachel Maddow says, every single state that doesn’t yet recognize marriage equality has some kind of movement started to change that. It’s just a matter of time.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Timothy Chase says:

    I say join the band wagon like Pennslyvania, Illinois and Texas. With Doma down, marriages performed in state where it is legal will be recognized by the federal govenment regardless of what state you live in.

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