Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Plaintiffs add Minnesota as defendant in lawsuit to legalize same-sex marriage

Gay marriage plaintiffs name Minnesota as defendant in lawsuit
AP Story

MINNEAPOLIS - Three gay couples suing to overturn Minnesota's gay marriage ban added the state as a defendant Tuesday, hours after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit for not doing so.

The lawsuit, filed last month in Hennepin County, had named as its defendant the official who issues marriages licenses in that county. Freeman complained the state should be the main defendant, because gay marriage is prohibited under state law.


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