USA, West Virginia: Attorney General Wants to Intervene in Marriage Equality Case

Written by scott on November 23rd, 2013

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick MorriseyWest Virginia’s Attorney General wants to intervene in the federal lawsuit for marriage equality in West Virginia.

Edge Boston reports:

The lawsuit did not name any state officials as defendants. A judge had previously given Kanawha County Clerk Vera McCormick an extension on filing a response to the lawsuit so that Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office could determine whether it was going to intervene. McCormick’s petition seeking more time noted that the case involves a constitutional issue that “will have far ranging effects for each and every citizen of the state of West Virginia,” and for the 55 county clerks who currently are required to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It also said she has no discretion on whether to grant marriage licenses and no expertise on the legal issues at hand.

Yeah, far-ranging effects like absolutely nothing, except for the couples who can marry and their friends and family.

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