Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Another Lawsuit Is Filed Challenging Alabama's Refusal To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

On Monday, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. (Press release). The complaint (full text) in Aaron-Brush v. Bentley, (ND AL, June 9, 2014), was filed on behalf of two women who have been together for 17 years and were legally married in Massachusetts in 2012. They have a 7-year old daughter they are raising together, though Alabama law presently bars them from jointly adopting her.  There are already three other lawsuits in federal courts seeking to require Alabama to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.