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Federal Judge Strikes Down Gay-marriage Ban in Alabama

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 07:25 PM

A federal judge has struck down Alabama laws banning gay marriage.

Two Mobile women sued to challenge Alabama's refusal to recognize their marriage performed in California.

Plaintiffs Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand said that they had been a couple for more than a decade and had a child together with the help of a sperm donor. However, an Alabama court refused to let Searcy be recognized as the child's adoptive parent because state law did not recognize the couple as spouses.

The court said a state statute and 2006 amendment to the Alabama Constitution were both in violation of the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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A federal judge has struck down Alabama laws banning gay marriage.Two Mobile women sued to challenge Alabama's refusal to recognize their marriage performed in California.Plaintiffs Cari Searcy and Kimberly McKeand said that they had been a couple for more than a decade and...
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