The American Civil Liberties Union has filed lawsuits in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and plans to file a joint suit in Virginia with Lambda Legal. Ken Upton, senior staff attorney at Lambda Legal’s Dallas office, said more lawsuits are expected in Arizona, Alabama and Florida. That’s in addition to a handful of lawsuits pending in federal court.
Domenico Nuckols filed a lawsuit last week in Galveston against Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott to overturn the state’s 2005 constitutional marriage amendment. Nuckols, a retired nuclear engineer, is representing himself but is looking for pro bono legal representation to help him compile legal documents. He’s been in contact with a national legal organization to discuss his case and hopes to have representation by his pre-trial date on Oct. 9.