USA, West Virginia: Marriage Equality Case Can Proceed

Written by scott on January 31st, 2014

West VirginiaA Federal Court in West Virginia has given the go-ahed for a marriage equality lawsuit there.

Lambda Legal reports:

Today a U.S. District Court ruled that Lambda Legal will be allowed to proceed with its case on behalf of three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry in West Virginia. “We are pleased that our West Virginia families will have their day in court to show why they should be treated fairly by the government,” said Karen Loewy, Lambda Legal Senior Attorney. “By moving to dismiss, the government was trying to prevent us from showing exactly how the marriage ban harms families. West Virginia’s exclusion interferes with families like Nancy and Jane’s ability to make decisions for their children in school enrollment, travel, health care, and other matters. These families need marriage and should not have to live with a law that treats them as inferior.”

Another day, another red state, another marriage equality lawsuit. Amazing times.

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