Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Minnisota Group Sues for Marriage Equality

By Andy Birkey , Minnesota Independent
July 27, 2008

A group of gay and lesbian couples are organizing a lawsuit similar to one in California that resulted in laws against same-sex marriage in those states being struck down. Court challenges in Massachusetts and California seem to have provided lasting marriage equality for same-sex couples, but will Minnesota follow suit?

“We have waited long enough,” says Doug Benson. He and his partner, Duane, together for 18 years, are one of the pioneer couples looking to sue the state. “The point we want to make is to make sure equality is pursued wherever we can pursue it.” He continues, “Because we can’t sit around waiting for this to happen. We want this to become a reality here at home, and we are trying through the courts as well as through the Legislature.”

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