Gay Marriage-Alabama
4:16 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

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.
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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.