Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Suit Challenges Guam's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Yesterday a suit was filed in federal district court in Guam challenging the constitutionality of Guam's ban on same-sex marriage.  The complaint (full text) in Aquero v. Calvo, (D Guam, filed 4/13/2015) was brought by a lesbian couple who wish to marry on Guam where they live.  The complaint points out the distance plaintiffs would need to travel to go to a state where they could now legally marry. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that includes Guam has already held other states' same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. (See prior posting,) Pacific News Center reports on the lawsuit.