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ALABAMA: ACLU Files Marriage Suit

The ACLU today filed what (I think) is Alabama's fourth marriage-related lawsuit. Via press release:
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama filed a federal lawsuit today challenging Alabama’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of April and Ginger Aaron-Brush of Birmingham. The couple was wed in Massachusetts but their marriage is not recognized in their home state. “The word marriage, in itself, brings validity and respect to any committed relationship,” said April Aaron-Brush. “One's marriage status shouldn't change simply by crossing state lines. Gay couples seek to be married for the very same reasons that opposite-sex couples choose to be married-- love, honor and commitment.” The lawsuit was filed in Birmingham at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. “There needs to be marriage equality in Alabama for the sake of family security and family protection,” said Ginger Aaron-Brush. “All loving and committed couples deserve the dignity and protections that come with marriage, no matter where they live,” said Susan Watson of the ACLU of Alabama. “It’s time for marriage equality to come to Alabama.”
The earlier three suits can be reviewed here.

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