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NEW INFO: W.Va. Attorney General to Intervene in Gay Marriage Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's Attorney General will intervene on behalf of a county to defend the state's ban on gay marriage.

Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office filed a motion to intervene on Friday.

New York-based gay rights group Lambda Legal contends West Virginia's Defense of Marriage Act violates the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

It filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Huntington in October on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child of one couple.

It's filed a similar lawsuit challenging Virginia's gay marriage ban.


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