Could Marriage Equality Lawsuits Backfire?

Written by scott on July 13th, 2013

Gay WeddingLGBT advocates expect a flood of state marriage lawsuits where same-sex marriage isn’t legal, but more cases could ultimately harm the equality efforts in those states, experts say.

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.

Authored By Anna Waugh – See the Full Story at the Dallas Voice

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael Solis says:

    When Lambda Legal and/or the ACLU decide to file a law suit in Florida, my partner of 22 yrs and I would like to be a part of that suit. Pls contact us.

    Thank you,

    Michael Solis & Jesus Carabeo

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