3rd Lawsuit Challenges Alabama's Gay Marriage Ban
In the latest challenge to Alabama's ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple is suing the state over recognition of their marriage, performed in Massachusetts. April and Ginger Aaron-Brush of Birmingham filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Birmingham.
The lawsuit asks a judge to declare the ban unconstitutional and require Alabama to recognize same-sex marriages performed validly in other states.
The American Civil Liberties Union is representing the couple.
A separate challenge to Alabama's ban was filed in February by a Montgomery man whose partner died in a car wreck after they were married in Massachusetts. He wants Alabama to recognize him as the surviving spouse.
A third lawsuit was filed in May and involves a lesbian couple who want their marriage recognized so they can both be legal parents to their son.